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Because I Travel A Lot, 2011
Single channel video, (Blu-Ray), sound, color, 11.00 min
Ed. of 5 (+ 2 AP)

"Because I Travel A Lot" shows parts of the production process of Fabian Marti's vases. Marti reminds us of one of the oldest handcrafts humans have practiced. In the work "Because I Travel A Lot" the rotating vases become somewhat hypnotic and connect perfectly with the voice-over. In the voice-over a woman speaks the words of Terence McKenna (1946-2000), a philosopher and ethnopharmacologist. McKenna described culture as the operating system of our brain. This operating system contains stereotypes and collective values. McKenna argued that our cultural system could be deleted as well as every computer software. Traveling could be a first step in this direction. The woman’s voice is accompanied by drumbeats. Fabian Marti takes the viewer on a trance trip, leading him one step closer to the revelation of his bare existence in order to show, in Desmond Morris words, "the naked ape".

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