3_ screenplay (FullHD version). Playfully self-referencing the very medium that represents the work, «screenplay» is a video piece depicting a screen within a screen, within a screen. Each minute a new layer of playback is added, creating a recursive stage for the play, and forming a feedback loop reminiscent of the work of early video artists. Interacting with the feedback setup, the artist takes us on a whimsical journey into the spatial possibilities of the screen’s virtuality. Subtly theatrical, body parts manipulate and interact with the screens like puppets with a stage, in time to the ever denser rhythm of the sound composition, which is constructed from abstracted yet familiar computer sounds.Toying with the viewers’ expectations, the piece forces the medium of video into a realm of physicality, a medium which we often perceive as purely virtual, tangibly reminding us that the screen holds a deeper weight.
Swiss artist Timo Ullmann (b. 1987) creates interfaces and interferences between virtual and physical spaces. For Elementum he is developing <<The Screentest Series>> . The sequels address the platform as a dynamic, virtual and experimental space for a growing exposition. Playing with basic featu...More details