Endless Sandwich

29 Jan

If you care anything for new-media art, do yourself a favor and go see the Weibel retrospective at ZKM which is on until 2020-03-08, as well as the historical new-media collection. For me it has been a humbling, awe-filling and possibly artistic-life-changing experience. By the way, everything you ever did or thought of doing or will do,  was already done in the seventies. More on this to come.

“Between TV and viewer there is a function, i.e.: The user switches the device on and off. This function is illustrated and content of the program. A “sandwich”- character of real process and figure process, of reflection and action. In the screen there are viewers seen sitting in front of their TV. In the last picture a disturbance occurs, so that the viewer who watches this scene has to get up, in order to repair the failure. Thus the screen of the next viewer is disturbed. The disturbance reproduces itself, up to the real TV set, so that the real viewer must rise the same way, in order to remove the disturbance. Time delay: The real action is the final point of the reproduced process.” [Peter Weibel]

 

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