Brick Wall

2004

video installation

Brick Wall

Brick Wall was shot in an empty, white-walled room with a counter and a sink in the back. The room was videoed from the same point in two parallel directions so that the room seems to continue from one image to the next.
The same person appears in both the adjacent videos. On the right hand side image, the man in a red-chequered shirt appears from the middle, between the two projections; on the left, the man appears from behind the camera from the left. Both men are simultaneously by the sink, with their backs towards the camera. The man on the right turns around and begins to create an animated brick wall on the wall using a remote control. Thanks to the angle of view, the brick wall is painted so that it creates an illusion of a space extending through the wall. The brick wall is made twice. During the animation process, the man on the left is sitting on the counter, following the gradual appearance of the brick wall. Finally, the man on the right walks towards the camera and covers the lens with his red-chequered shirt. Using a remote control, the man on the left stops the shoot.
The installation consists of two videos projected on the wall using two projectors; the projections are parallel and overlapping. The sound is partly diegetic, partly originating from the editing room. Brick Wall was shot using the video function of a digital still camera in QuickTime Motion format. The image quality is rough and broken.
The videos are projected on the wall at a size of approximately 50 x 150 cm about 120 cm from the floor. The duration of the videos is 1 min 35 s and they are shown in a continuing loop.