Mike Steinhauer, Respite
‘Respite’ is projected at street level through a window of a shop. The 3-minute film depicts a woman seated in a car. As day turns to dusk, snow builds. The morning reveals an empty car, with an open sunroof, covered in snow. The viewer pauses.
Mike Steinhauer is a photographer, conceptual artist, blogger and arts administrator. He is keenly interested in the urban environment—in particular the relationship between past and present use of space, the correlation between cultural property and the environment in which it is placed, and the interaction between viewer and object.