Bernd Oppl depicts the standard hotel corridors and rooms, which, at first glance, look like mock-ups for film sets, except that something is off in them. “Passage” elicits a prolonged sense of uncertainty and uneasiness, of anxious empathy, a premonition of something — the kind of state that accompanies the viewing of well-made thrillers and horror movies. Bernd Oppl makes masterful use of suspense in gradually transforming the state of outwardly prosaic spaces. For example, in the video “Hotel Room”, the artist slowly freezes a hotel room. In “Sick Building” (literally an “abnormal” building), a white jelly-like substance seeps across an empty corridor, yet the drops violate all the laws of gravity and flow upwards. All of this allows the artist to provoke viewers’ emotional involvement in the process of studying spatial models and to elicit empathy for the fates of their invisible inhabitants.