Fundamentals of Legerdemain - an introduction

(1993, computer animation, SD video on 5 stripped TV tubes, 21:00'' loop, mono)

 

The installation "Fundamentals of Legerdemain" consists of 5 TV tubes stripped bare, each displaying a segment of the studio of Caspar David Friedrich. Digitally transformed, the romantic painter's space simultaneously hosts events with normally different durations :: the erosion of a stone head, the trickling of sand between floorboards, the snapping of a Luna brand rat trap, rounds of the cups and ball game, a pick-pocket scene in Rome ...