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“CHANGING THE STATE OF MATTER IN STEREO”

(closed circuit video/audio installation) Trinitatiskirche, Cologne, 2000

2 video channels
2 audio channels

2 x video cameras
2 x microphones
2 x water-dripping systems
2 x hot plates
2 x spotlights
2 x video projectors
2 x back side projection screens
2 x active loudspeakers
2 - channels audio mixer

This work describes the screaming of a water drop when it hits a hot plate: now the audio-visual transformation and disappearance of the water drop, is obscured through the “eyes and ears” of technology.

In a darkened space, two video cameras and two microphones capture the image and sound of water dripping onto two hot plates. The captured audio-visual material is relocated to the front of the installation (on two projection screens and respective loudspeakers). The viewer is initially confronted by the audio-visual representation within the installation, so that the original source at first remains unknown.

“Changing the State of Matter in Stereo” is a poetical observation of elementary phenomena. In this work I aim to research the border of the visible and the invisible to highlight those things that mostly go unnoticed in day to day life.