by Barbara DOSER
2004 / b&w / sound / 1S / 7' 30

en abîme. The images Barbara Doser produces plunge into their own abyss. And into ours. We
experience an uncompromising precision in both: the conditions of the material´s recording/analysis and - not synchronous but very much simultaneous - lyric movement and something indescribable which manifests itself immaterially as an interlace in the space and time of perception between
the monitor and the eye: visual
Hypnosis, colour perceptions, circling breath. Silence.
About her work Barbara Doser said: «I make videographies; that has nothing to do with film. What
we can see has been generated through feedback strategies of the equipment. The main thing is the focused center of video feedback (1:18 min), the content of which changes at an enormous rate
of speed. ...the video feedback
is dissected into its essential
elements - into the alternating succession of even and odd fields, each of which is visible for 1/50th of a second.»
In even odd even the upper and lower half frames are combined
in varying sequences according to a precise grammar.
The numeric richness of the material is infinite. Even the screening strategy contributes to the production of images; a monitor is ideal: The immaterial dimensions of depth become tangible in the «after-glow». A projection alters the visual experience (the light's direction varies: it either emanates from a surface or shines onto it).
And then there is this acoustic
carpet which fuses with the visual suggestions until we hear images and see sounds.
All this can (possibly) be described with utter precision: but the pulsating en abîme-fall into our own depths of experience holds a secret that reminds us of a fragile beauty which hurts. (Birgit Flos)


distribution format Betacam SP
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 25,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 25,00 €