MOVING IMAGE OF AN EMPTY CLASSROOM WHOSE PIXEL STRUCTURE HAS BEEN REORDERED
2015 - Video installation
The installation comprises a once figurative video that has been transformed into abstract plastic form, as well as a voice-over of oral description that refers to the original content of the video.
Using video editing software the artist has cut all pixels out of the video-image. Then he reinserted them following a specific formula through which he interchanged the position of the pixels in time and space. The spectator, not able to decode the visual information, has to rely on the – per definition inaccurate – oral description and his own subjective imagination.
It’s the aim of the artist to dismantle the illusion of transparency and challenge the truth claim of the photographic image. They will be replaced by a structural as well as methodological transparency and a mode of representation that purposely embraces the subjective nature of perception.
Flemish government funds
Concept / image / text: Marius Packbier
Conceptual contribution: Aïlien Reyns
Voice: Katrin Lohmann
Voice-over recording: Gedeon Depauw
Sound design: Els Viaene
Translation subtitles: Jeremy Groves
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