MOVING IMAGE OF AN EMPTY CLASSROOM WHOSE PIXEL STRUCTURE HAS BEEN REORDERED
2015 - Video installation
MIOFAECWPSHBR is a one channel video work created by Brussels based audiovisual art collective TRIPOT.
A video recording that originally depicted an empty room over a period of 13,39 minutes is deprived from its representative function through changes in the image structure, interchanging the position of the pixels in time and space. The organizational pattern of the original video is transformed into a mass of distinct elements that is unable to convey something beyond its own materiality.
The images that surround us every day are constituted by algorithms that are concealed from our subjective perception. By appropriating and repurposing the architecture of the image, we reveal its invisible infrastructures and reinstate perceptual subjectivity.
Through different image processing techniques, we removed all pixels that simultaneously occupy one single point in the space of the frame (and the full length of the video in time) and reinserted them into one single frame, occupying the whole space of the frame but only one single moment in time (1 frame/a 15th of a second). The same has been done with all the other pixels that comprise the video, thereby transforming objects in space into moments in time and vice versa.
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
2016 – Yilan Museum of Art (TWN)
2015 – Input/Output – Winner of the Input/Output award 2015 – CC Brugge (BE)
2015 – iMAL, Brussels (BE)
2015 – Recyclart, Brussels (BE)