Jean-François Guiton &

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."[1] (Bärbel Moser)

[1]H.-G. Schwarzbauer, in: Video in Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf 1984, p. 18.

About the video

Title Partitür
Year 1983
Videonale VIDEONALE.1
Length 00:10:00
Format 4:3
Language No dialog
Courtesy the artist
Specifications color, sound, single-channel video
Winner of Videonale Award

About the artist

Jean-François Guiton
  • 1953 in Paris, FRA.
    Studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, GER

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