In a partly fast, partly calm sequence of images, detail shots of four different opening and closing doors are shown. The individual sequences each have their own specific effect, which is achieved through identity of form and content of the images as well as the sound.
"It is always the intentionally reduced plot structures, ... the closing of a window or a steel cabinet door ... that trigger the wide field of interpretive associations. Associations that go far beyond what is shown, if only because the object of the image is permanently alienated by its recording technique. The sound, which is always used as original sound and in a complicated editing technique, plays a significant role. It sets the mood, wants to be understood precisely through its use in the sense of supporting pictorial explanations as a suggestive explanation of the events." (Bärbel Moser)
H.-G. Schwarzbauer, in: Video in Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf 1984, p. 18.
About the video
About the artist
- 1953 in Paris, FRA.
Studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, GER. Taught Fine Arts and Visual Communication at École supérieure des arts décoratifs (ESAD) in Strasbourg, FRA, professor for Media at the University of the Arts Bremen, GER