images + videos

description

MEDIA: 1-channel video with stereo sound. 2:45 min.
YEAR: 2003

In the video Formenflimmern the flickering of six windows forms the compositional framework for a coincidental music. Seven videos run simultaneously: the house and the six windows.

concept text

In the video Formenflimmern the flickering of six windows forms the compositional framework for a coincidental music. Seven videos run simultaneously: the house and the six windows.

The facade of the house was recorded from dusk until dawn and is shown as a time-lapse film. In post-production each ‚window-film‘ is constructed keyframe per keyframe into the house. Behind each window, a TV set is running, showing one film as the only source of light. Each TV set shows a video representing a different kind of TV program, such as action film or news bulletin.

The individual montage rhythm of each film is translated into sounds, whereby the volume of the sound is proportionally related to the intensity of the flickering.

The title "Formenflimmern" refers to a term coined by French philosopher Francois Lyotard to describe postmodern cinema. Formenflimmern means the heteregenous, the tendency to fragments, the citing of other works and self-refernce of its own media.

 

 

exhibitions

green.space2_light/shadow, Haus am Horn (Weimar, Germany) July 26–August 17 2003.

SCREENING

exground Filmfest Wiesbaden, November 2003.
zemos festival audiovisual, Spain 2004.
Selection for: image vs. music, touring festival curated by Agricola de Cologne.

credits

Artists/authors: Theresa Schubert, Moritz Fehr