A video projection (German) onto the floor
16.30 minutes Analogue Beta SP, PAL 4:3
1996 The English voice over is a text by Ury of the same title
Price DVD: 50 Euros
Jacob’s Ladder – a collection of works:
- Roman Svastika
- Tantric Snakes and Ladders
- Jacob’s Ladder – a Cybersexual Parable
- Franco and Elke J.
- Fashion Victim
- Barbie and Klaus
- Jacob’s Ladder
- Swastikas and Stars
- Blind Spot
- Red Hot Pokers
- Transcending the Ladder
- Jack the Ladder
Two young men, twins are seen playing the game Snakes and Ladders. The voice over text, also to be seen around the edges of the photograph ‘Tantric Snakes and Ladders’, describes a masquerade where two personalities take on various disguises in what appears to be a role-playing computer sex game. Amongst the various pseudonyms the pair adopt in this match of wits that develops into a serious power game, are the names Jacob and Angel.
Jacob’s Ladder — a Cybersexual Parable
“Jack gets to grips with her/me.
‘What’s your game angel; you want to tussle with me, what’s your stigma? A heavenly body? I’ll rip off your duel identity Jill, incorporate it, get under your skin, play rough, find you out. I’ll shoot you till the earth moves in cyber space.’ ”
Extract from Jacobs Ladder — a Cybersexual Parable,Tanya Ury, 1996, unpublished.
Concept and Direction: Tanya Ury
Actors: The identical twins Mark & Michael Müller
Cameras: Oliver Galuba, Tanya Ury
Technical Assistance: Michael Dudek
AVID Edit: Zuhal Er
2002 Jacob’s Ladder (solo), Hochbunker Cologne-Ehrenfeld (9th Nov. 2002 Cologne’s Long Museum’s Night) (D)
Publications & Press
2011 (9.5.) Presentation of the exhibition Jacob’s Ladder mentioned in the Veedel (Neighbourhood) Website: “Hochbunker Körnerstraße: Ein besonderer Ort für besondere Kunst” (The Above Ground Bunker in Koerner Street: A Special Place for Special Art), by Jürgen Brock-Mildenberger 4veedel.de/ Cologne (D)