Politics and Poetics of the Closed Box
Pandora's 'box' was a jar. The container is the new Pandora. A disjunction of content and form serves as its basic principle.
The idealism of logistics: pure operationability through meta-encoding.
'All the romance of a tin can': container bashing is symptom of an anachronistic longing for substance.
No black boxes, no containers no consumer capitalism, no pop art, no globalization.
|The videoclips were projected from within the box. (Actually, the size of the box was mainly determined by the minimum distance necessary for the videobeamer; contingency in finding measurements like in the case of the ISO-container: its height is said to have been initially determined by the maximum height possible to cross road bridges at harbor of New Jersey/New York.) The idea was that the box tells its stories by itself through sounds and imagery. I started the action by reading a "container manifesto". Then I gave over to the box.|
1 Zug / 1 Move (1:10) (Quicktime Movie, 2,9 MB)
Fluten / Streaming (1:38) (Quicktime Movie, 4,3 MB)
Fuge / Joint (2:14) (Quicktime Movie, 2,5 MB)
Hof / Backyard (2:13) (Quicktime Movie, 1,9 MB)
Behältertaumel / Container Rapture (3:20) (Quicktime Movie, 12,6 MB)
Paranoia (2:10) (Quicktime Movie, 3,2 MB)
Suez (2:38) (Quicktime Movie, 2,2 MB)