Finally finding time to edit documentation from A Single Composite exhibition this summer in Berlin.
A Single Composite is a series of kinetic installations and projection apparatuses that stretch, twist, and loop film strips containing declassified and other found reconnaissance footage. Using reconstituted digital printer chassis, this cinematic enterprise is projected on walls, ceilings, and floors, to form a series of individual moments of surveillance and implied violence.
This week I am installing an ambitious new project in a quaint and friendly space called bauer&ewald located in Kreuzberg / Neuköln (Berlin) opening on May 7 until the end of June. There will be a party on the evening of the opening day. Please come if you are in town.
You can see a video of a small study online here and here.
A Single Composite
May 7–June 24
Vernissage (opening): May 7, 19:00+
Finissage (closing): June 23, 19:00+
“Nothing now distinguishes the function of the weapon and the eye; the projectile’s image and the image’s projectile form a single composite.”
—Paul Virilio in “War & Cinema”
A Single Composite is a kinetic installation and multi-projection/viewing apparatus consisting of one 100cm wide film strip stretched, twisted, and looped through multiple spaces by reconstituted digital printer chassis. This cinematic enterprise, a sprawling film through which declassified and other found reconnaissance footage is projected on walls, ceilings, and floors, forms a series of individual moments of surveillance and implied violence.
Here are a couple installation shots of You Never Close Your Eyes Anymore leading up to the AC Direct installation in New York. Everyone should be so lucky to have a retired shop teacher for a father in law!