Test 2

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

Gottfried Bechtold

Test 2, 1971

Video, black and white, sound, 3 min


Artwork text

The same view of the landscape. This time Bechtold walks toward the viewers, not stopping until he is directly in the foreground. He rummages in his pants pockets, takes out some stones, and hurls them at the screen. They bounce off sharply. He then looks around on the ground, finds some very ripe fruit and attacks the screen with it. The pieces of fruit burst causing splotches. Finally, he molds projectiles out of soil and uses them in the same aggressive fashion. The frame (and thus the viewing window represented by the screen) becomes increasingly obscured. (Doris Leutgeb)

Lending history
2016 Linz, AT, Kunstmuseum Linz Lentos