Hotel Savoy

Hotel Savoy, three channel video installation, 6’40’, 3’08’, 5’24 (looping), 2018

Hotel Savoy is a 1924 novel by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth. Its story is set in the Hotel Savoy in Łódź, where lonely war veterans, variety dancers, and others dream of better places. “Like the ceiling of the hotel room, the narration is transparent, revealing hallucinatory loneliness, a presence out of time, a soul floating in Middle and Eastern Europe.” * The video revisits both the book and the hotel. This project consists of a third, vertical video with fragments of texts from the book.

* Herbert Gold, The New York Times, 1987