8-channel video installation
square strips wood 18x18mm,
8 x 15 inch monitors (1080x1920px)
with media player, power transformer 12V
310 x 105 x25 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP
fffound is a constantly changing video loop collection of things. Purposeless mechanisms are created from collaged everyday objects. fffound is an "ongoing project" in which found objects from everyday life are animated and collaged into digital perpetual mobiles. These found objects are things that accompany us every day or maintain a quiet existence and fulfil more or less important tasks. These found objects are now given new identities through their isolation and collaging and approach the viewer in an adapted form. The calm and almost hypnotically recurring sequences of the mobiles give the viewer time. It creates the possibility of gaining a new familiarity with what is actually known, of attaching value to them. At the same time, however, it also raises the question of how we relate to our material environment, how sustainably or not we deal with it. Wouldn't a rethink of ecological responsibility be long overdue?
The 8-channel video installation presents eight video loops from the "fffound" collection. Each digital perpetuum mobile runs in a loop on a monitor. The monitors are lined up in portrait format at an angle of 45° one behind the other on a wooden skeleton of square strips. This consists exclusively of four square strips of different lengths. The monitors and the power transformer were deliberately chosen in the "open-frame design". The square strips are untreated. Packaging of the devices and varnish were deliberately omitted.
The installation refers to the familiar. The angled position of the monitors lined up one behind the other is reminiscent of an archive cabinet with its "dossiers" and "register marks". Neatly filed and structured, one can approach the desired dossier. In the skeleton, too, a grid is created by means of a redundant arrangement of bars of the same length, which is constantly repeated and thus sets a reference point to the video loop with its endless loop. Without a clearly defined beginning and visible end.
The installation stands freely in the room. The viewer can move freely around the archive. It does not matter from which side he approaches, the sequence of video loops has no dramaturgy. One rummages, discovers and moves from one find to the next.