Category Archives: Window / Video

WINDOWS Nuove Corviale / Rome // VIDEO #1

Video 1: Sequence of 10 Window Views
Video Installation with Green Plants / Flower Pots in front of the Projection Screen


Fenster Finestre Windows
Levels / Piani 5–9 // Blocks  / Lotti 3, 5
Photographs / Montage
Quicktime Movie H264 /  1440 × 1080 px  / 50p or
2880 ×  2160  px  / 50p
Sequence of 10 Parts
Duration of each part: 30 sec
plus Titel and Intermediate Image (+ 4 sec + 1 sec)
Total length: 5 min 50 sec, Loop
Video projection: size 3,50 ×  2,65  m
Installation with green plants / flower pots
in front of the projection screen

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WINDOWS Nuove Corviale / Rom // VIDEO #2

Fotografische Vorlagen für Bewegte Bilder
Video 2: Animierte Video-Bilder aus montierten Fotobändern


Landschaft / Fenster
Paesaggio / Finestre
Landscape  / Windows
Levels / Piani 6–9 // Blocks  /  Lotti 3, 4, 5
Photo Strips / 18000 × 1200 px
Photo Strips 1–3
Photo Templates for Animated Images
Quicktime Movie H264 / 1600 × 1200 px / 50p
Duration per Motif: 20 min
plus Titel and Intermediate Image (4 sec + 1 sec)
Total length: 4 h 1 min, Loop
Monitor Presentation


Still: Video Track 1
Level / Piano 9 // Block  / Lotto 3


Still: Video Track 2
Level / Piano 9 // Block  / Lotto 4

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Window Motifs / Olevano Romano / 2013


The camera focuses from an interior space towards the broad windows of an abandoned, run-down schoolhouse in Olevano Romano, whereby the mountain range of the Italian landscape is only vaguely visible through the fogged up and stained glass panes. Just with the changing light their silhouette is gradually more highlighted. (Yet, through the opened sliding window, the landscape appears sharply contoured.) In front of the house there is a shade-producing concrete wall, which has arched recesses cut out in front of every window. Thus, the sash bars form a raster, which is sliced through by a wide semicircle. In front of the windows there are remnants of blinds dangling.
At first, the works are montages of photographs in sequences in multiple exposures. Thus, interior and exterior space become equally visible.
The photo series of one window show different situations.
Some videos result from the montage of sequences with minimal movements into the photomasks. The barely noticeable movements of the blinds’ pull cord and the gradually highlighted landscape are the only clues proving that these are not photos but videos. Other videos are created by cross-fading interval shootings. Fixed situations start to dissolve.
The series address the relation between the photo’s statics and the video’s movements: the photo bears the potential of movement in itself. In the video, the movement is reduced to the degree that a standstill is getting palpable. The photo tends towards the video, the video towards the photo.

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Frankfurt Window


The former Oberfinanzdirektion / Regional Finance Office building on Adickesallee in Frankfurt: On the eighth floor, a view of the cityscape is recorded, indirectly, using only the reflections in a window. By slowly moving the window, the buildings of the surrounding neighbourhood gradually appear at one edge of the pane and disappear at the other edge. The wall recesses visible through the window pane, and the window frame divide the video vertically. In contrast, the skyline, as well as the lines of the moving window blinds pass through horizontally. The video starts and ends with the window closed.

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Half Pipe

A half pipe is filmed from a high window. The reflection, separated from the direct view by the vertical window frame, seemingly completes the ramp’s shape. Yet, the window reflects the part outside of the image, and the boy on his BMX bike performing looping manoeuvres leads continuously back to the divided image.



Half Pipe  Halfpipe    
Dresden 2008
Digital Video (DV-Cam) / DVD PAL
Mute. 10 min 30 sec. Loop



This series of nine video works has been created in 2008 in Dresden at the former Eastern German state enterprise ROBOTRON, an industrial prefabricated construction of office buildings. The air circulation and the easy manoeuvrability of the window wings set the mirror images of the window panes into a permanent swaying motion.
The nine video sequences feature a similar image build-up: The window frame runs vertically through the image. The window frame separates the direct view towards the opposite building façade from the reflection.
The views are rigidly structured by the windows’ raster of the building. The focal lengths vary. Besides the aspect of moving reflections, the whole video series documents the renovation works on the building: the aged condition of the concrete façade, the scaffolding in front, the covering of the windows, the works on the house and the freshly painted appearance. In one of the windows a skeleton dummy has been placed next to other objects, which are visible in addition to the movement.



JA/NEIN. Ansichten 1, 4

YES/NO. Views 1, 4
Dresden 2008
Digital Video (DV-Cam) / DVD PAL
Mute. Each 7 min. Loop