Pia Greschner’s video works are often dominated by a mysterious atmosphere, which she creates through the artful combination of dreamlike images with contemplative-spherical texts and sounds.
In her most recent work, Amazing Things Will Happen, Pia Greschner combines a film with photographs, which can be viewed both separately and together. In the video an announcement or prediction is made, almost like a promise, but it is not revealed what kind of promise and there is no indication whether it will be fullfilled. The photographs give some clues as to what it could be. But nothing precise is revealed so the prediction remains unclear and unreal.
Pia Greschner’s work is inspired by her view of the Bay of Thessaloniki: “The first thing that comes to my mind standing on the waterfront of Thessaloniki is a feeling of a promise. Something promising out there on the ocean, on the horizon. It must have something to do with the islands....(however this work is not about Thessaloniki and not about Greece...).“
The artist has stated: “I wanted to create a work around this feeling not naming, specifying or even analyzing it it but rather keeping it open, kind of suspended in a void. My work is about images of moments and atmospheres or rather a suggestion of both. I work with both mediums in a way that moves them towards painting and poetry, in this case it would be impressionistic painting with the difference that the video some of the photographs are for the first time black and white instead of colour. Inspiration for the piece also came from Henry Millers book „The Colossus of Maroussi“ published in 1941, an „impressionist ravelogue“ set on the Greek islands in 1939.“