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TV Installations

I own 12 televisions and 4 corresponding self-built wooden shelves. Each black-painted shelf can accommodate 3 televisions stacked horizontally. A TV installation can consist of 3, 6, or 12 televisions as needed. The format is inspired by YouTube, where a compilation of other videos is suggested at the end of a video. I primarily work with video loops, word lists, and homemade or found photography. Since 2017, I've been printing thousands of images on an A3 inkjet printer, which I then archive. The basis for this is "simple searches" on Google Pics. The main principle is that I neither edit nor save the found photos. I solely use Google's filter options to "standardize" the images gathered from all corners of the world. For example, if I select "small file size," all prints will become pixelated. I print the selected image directly from the Google window. My printer software allows for further "filtering" options, such as changing the image composition by zooming in. Afterward, I close the image. There is no digital file left on my computer. Analog image series on high-quality paper are created, which I either leave as they are or further process using analog filters, depending on the project. Finally, I scan the results again and create videos from them. Project Still Life Bouquet The most painted motif of still life is the bouquet. Here, it serves as a template. Through analog filters, the series of flower images are "standardized." I search Google Pics for the most famous "bouquet still life" in "small file size." I print the found files directly on an A3 inkjet printer without saving the image. Immediately, I hold the printed A3 paper underwater. The image blurs and acquires a painterly quality. Like with a digital filter, I've quickly altered the image. The blurred effect unifies the image series. I've long forgotten who painted the individual still lifes, and that's precisely the point because the information tsunami has me firmly in its grip. The next day, I paint over the images like "painting by numbers" with watercolors, sometimes roughly and sometimes more precisely. The finished series together forms a large painting. Finally, I scan each individual piece again and return them to their digital state. A stop-motion video is created. Women's Panties I had just visited the MAK on the topic of erotic art from Japan. I had different expectations. I was thinking of fetishistic art, like worn panties that can be ordered online. That's when the idea of printing women's panties came to me. I google the word and see hundreds of images from online shops and well-known lingerie companies. I click on each image and print directly without saving the image. In my printer software, I zoom in on the center of the panties. I would call this the male gaze. The photos, intended solely for sale, now have a new perspective. I obsessively print all night long. The next day, I film the printed panties from a bird's-eye view as I stack them on top of each other. At the exhibition, women mainly ask me about how the photos intended for sale were retouched, while men don't notice and rather see the sexual aspect. Next The work "Next" is minimalist. I have centered the word "Next" 200 times on an A4 paper. I film the papers from a bird's-eye view as I stack them on top of each other. Now I play the resulting video simultaneously on the 6 screens with a time delay. Like a perpetual motion machine, the looped work continues endlessly. The word "Next" appears like a command. Similar to endless scrolling, the video keeps going. It's this obsessive consumption of information and images that prompted me to create this work because the "Next" character when scrolling is more pronounced than actually perceiving the information.

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