En Route

Fabian Winkler &
Harald F. Müller &

En Route is an example of a conceptual video. The audio-visual experience is of equal importance to the technical conception of the video, which is compiled from a selection of 64 separate sequences arranged in ever-changing order. These sequences are put together by a computer programme in a different way each time the video is played, according to specific criteria such as length, colours, direction of movement, the way images are framed, or the typography of text that appears. Thus, the number of possible videos, varying in length from 5-8 minutes, is virtually unlimited. The images and sequences of the video, shot during a two-week tour through Italy and France in 2002, usually out of the window of a moving or parked car, show street scenes and industrial buildings from the 1960s and 1970s. The parts of architecture shown are frequently chosen in such a way that the three-dimensional images tend to be read as two-dimensional (coloured) surfaces. This effect, together with the length of the sequences in which these objects are shown, creates a minimalist aesthetic. Each scene is accompanied by music, ranging from chanson to hard techno beats, which supports the mood of each clip and the aesthetic of the images. (Nadia Ismail)

About the video

Title En Route
Year 2002
Videonale VIDEONALE.10
Length 00:08:00
Format 4:3
Country Germany, France, Italy,
Language No dialog
Courtesy the artists
Specifications color, sound, single-channel video

About the artists

Fabian Winkler
  • 1975 in Singen/Htwl., GER.
    Studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, GER, and at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Harald F. Müller
  • 1950 in Karlsruhe, GER.
    Studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, GER