Alien is a series of ten short films, each of which is a strange hybrid of amateur Karaoke, tourist home video, science fiction and subtitled documentary. On entering the installation, the viewer finds herself in a dark void: from the shadowy center of the empty space, ten distinct voices can be heard singing a range of German songs.
The voices emerge from ten monitors which are distributed around the perimeters of the installation space, each on a pedestal that is placed at a distance of about a meter from the wall that if faces. With only their backs visible from the center of the room, the faces of the monitors illuminate the walls before them with glowing reflections that shimmer and shift in hue as the footage on each of the monitors runs its course. Heard simultaneously as they leak into the room from the ten monitors, the ten voices produce a Babylonian dissonance at the core of the space.