Beobachtung der Beobachtung: Unbestimmtheit

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Photo: Werner Kaligofsky

Peter Weibel

Beobachtung der Beobachtung: Unbestimmtheit, 1973

Closed-circuit video installation 3 video cameras on 3 tripods, 3 video monitors on 3 metal racks, floor marking with black adhesive tape Dimension ground area, approx. 400 cm


Artwork text

Cameras and monitors are set up opposite one another in such a way that no matter how they twist or turn, viewers cannot see themselves frontally on the screens. These self-observers see only different parts of themselves. They cannot see their faces. Enclosed in space, every point in space is their prison guard, their point of view their deadly fate. (Peter Weibel in: Protolkolle, 1982)

Lending history
2005 Munich, DE, Haus der Kunst 2005 Rotterdam, NL, TENT. Platform voor hedendaagse kunst 2005 Zagreb, CRO, Galerija Klovicevi Dvori 2004 Graz, AT, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum 2001 Karlsruhe, DE, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM)