SPLIT SCREEN PROBE
Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider
Opening Exhibition: 12.01.2017, 19:00 (The artists will be present)
Duration: 13.01.2017 - 17.03.2017
Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Location: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
The double projection Split Screen consists of a hat-game, running simultaneously with three nutshells, where a pea is hidden under one of the shells, and a 3-D projection with anaglyphs (red/green) shows a woman cracking nuts and a man spooning pea soup.
The installation Split Screen Probe breaks this work down into its individual components, based on the raw material of practicing a fixed pattern of moving three nuts. To enable this to recur on film, a formulistic sequence is required to always guarantee the same path for the nut with the pea. Despite all fragmentations, simplifications and slowdowns - asynchrony creeps in, causing confusion in the final cross-cutting. The algorithm yields to imprecision, with surprising results.
Gerda Lampalzer (*Vienna)
Manfred Oppermann (*Hamburg)
Since 1993, they have collaborated in the realm of photography, film, video, installations, texts. Their themes are often biographical, experienced or seen shapes, or in the form of finds in science, culture, the media. Their focus lies along the fringes of different media.