by Volker SCHREINER
1988 / U-Matic / color / sound / 1S / 3' 42
"In the videotape "White Screen" of 1988, which Schreiner calls a "noise and material video", the subject are white screens of various materials that is torn over and over again in short sequences both vertically and horizontally. In addition, the cinema’s projection screen is attacked by breaking, cutting, sawing, drilling, and in one sequence is riddled with numerous holes. This destructive act is like that of Lucio Fontana who in the sixties became famous for the slits and drill holes he made in canvases, thus making the picture into an object. Cut and sound are synchronous, there always follows another picture, another sound, another action after the next. But in spite of the overarching theme, the viewer is meets with many surprises (what comes next, and where?), and is left in suspense."
|distribution format||Betacam SP|
|screen||4/3 (single screen)|
|rental fee||20,00 €|