Multi Monitor DVD display; 2003
One perceives an endless text dynamically fluttering on miniature black monitor. The downward flow of text from top to bottom of the screen is interrupted continually by a lateral left-right movement, resulting in an instability, and a degree of illegibility. The text is derived from textual fragments which have been collected from the card catalog of the Jewish Museum Archive in Berlin. The archive contains objects which have been donated to the Collection before the current location. The texts describe the condition of the donated objects and documents.
The work has been displayed in two forms on two occasions:
Galerie Anselm Dreher, 2003: Three miniature TFT displays hung on a wall in a dark room.
Jewish Museum Frankfurt, 2005: The work was situated in the section of the Museum in the Judengasse in Frankfurt, where an archaeological site may be entered. The monitor is positioned inside a deep brick well, and is only viewable from a specific standpoint near the entrance.
Black Plexiglass, Rear Projection, DVD, 10 min., loop, 1999
Source materials: Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz, Berlin. Image generated on a motorized microfilm machine.
Monochrome rear projection on black plexiglass of microfilmed archival documents, lateral endless movement from left to right. The documents, which are the results of interrogations with German soldiers at the end of World War II, are only vaguely readable in the installation.
First presented as part of "From the Archives", solo exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, 1999.
3 screen projection, DVD, 17 min., loop, 1996
Documentation of an abandoned Salt Mine in Colorado with storage space equivalent to 43 football fields, the dedication of the first documented Time Capsule, and a robotic mass storage system.
First presented at the Arken Museum of Modern Art as part of the interactive performance-installation, "Memory Arena" in 1996.
Original Marerial VHS, DVD, 6 min., loop, 1992
A robotic mass storage system in which files are ordered and physically moved by a robotic monk/librarian. The machine periodically self-destructs.
First presented as part of the solo exhibition: "T: from the Great and Small Archive", Galerie Ozwei, Berlin, 1992
Analog Videotapes, 1/2 inch
Collection of the Donnell Library, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; The Vasulkas Archive, Santa Fe, New Mexico: ZKM Karlsruhe
Created at the Center for Media Studies, State University and Media Studies Center, Buffalo, New York, Center for Media Studies in 1974 and digitized in 2017 at ZKM, Karlsruhe.
Screenings: Media Study Buffalo, 1973, Anthology Film Archives, 1974
1. "Lapse", 9:10, Loop
Stroboscopic Color Interference Patters
Superimposed over a Moiré pattern created by superimposed scan lines; analogue color burst signals beat against each other. The resulting stroboscopic pulsing stimulates apparent color fields, as the beating displays red, green and blue faster than the perception of the naked eye.
2. "Baby Essentials", 6:51
Analogue Video Camera, Video Feedback and flickering Color
3. "Burst", 8;02, Loop
Beating Stroboscopic Color Interference Patters
Animated Bhuddist scuptures.
4. "Fluctuations", 7:30, Loop
Analogue Video Camera, Digital switcher, Found Objects
5. "Uranus", 12:16, Loop
Created using a video feedback loop and frequency modulation. The flickering white light infers the appearance of color.
6. "Carbon", 11:24, Loop
Analog Video Camera, Found Objects, Feedback Loop, Rutt-Etra Analog Video Synthesizer
7. "Coordinates", 6:50, Loop
Analog Video Camera, Turntable with Objects, Chroma Keying, Feedback Loop
Animated 16mm film and Electronic audio tape
Animation of 1000 multi-armed Tibetan Figures composed by Loan-Ska at the time of the Emperor Ch'ien Lung (1736-1796 A. D.)
Audio produced at the Electronic Music Studio at S.U.N.Y. Albany, New York. Audiotape has been lost.