© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, © Bildrecht

Gottfried Bechtold

Tape-Tape, 1970

Video, black and white, sound, 30 min, 3 filmcuts 30 sec each, original duration 30 min (lost)


Artwork text

A running open-reel video machine situated on a table is connected to a TV monitor. Three consecutive sequences of equal length show a video player in action, playing regularly. In a constructed self-reference, the discontinuities between the viewer’s observation and the identity of the real object are subjected to medial examination. (Doris Leutgeb)