Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst Bremen GAK
Installation/Performance: 5 open-up vcrs, 5 monitors, scissor, glue, medical gloves, cleansing alcohol, table
1. A modified VCR "spits" out tape while playing. The tapes contain old recordings of daily TV consumption, which had been gathered through the personals. The tapes, because of static, briefly stick to the surface of the monitor before they fall to the ground, slowly filling the installation space.
2. Sections of those tapes are being randomly chosen, cut with a scissors, then taped back together in a different order. As the tape material is opaque, the editing process becomes unpredictable and can not be controlled. Because the editing is done mechanically and not, as would usually be the case,electronically, the resulting audio-visions run counter to the conventions of "daily TV": images are upside down, playing backwards, oversteer in sounds. Image and sound layer are out of sync. The time delay between image and sound results from the position of the video head and the sound pick-up. The form of the cut of the picture are "analogical" to the real cut in the tape but displaced by a 90 degree angle.
PLACE(S) OF EXHIBITION:
- Bremen (GAK) 1999 www.gak-bremen.de
- Kunstakademie Münster 2004
CATALOGUE / PUBLICATION:
- Autopsi, 2000, published by Edith Russ Haus für Medienkunst