Helix/Spiral (Simone Forti), 1973
2 films, 16mm, transferred from Super-8-films,
black and white, silent, synchronous projection
on 2 opposite walls
10 min 15 sec (loop)
Edition 1/10 + 2 A. P.
The filmed images reflect all outer “edges” meeting at that moment in
the two films’ surface at that moment. Kinetic reverberations of the images
are caused by the camera’s movement against the inner cameramen’s
changing contour, as the instability in the outside cameraman’s
image is caused by his feet moving across the irregular topography of
the land. Both cameras’ lenses film the visual surfaces of the outside
environment, film the other camera’s front plane and lens, film both performers’
subjective second mind’s eye-views, and film both performer’s
observed exteriors. At each moment in their camera’s continuous rotation,
each projected film’s view is an opposite 180 degrees of the surrounding 360 degree space.
The two films are projected for simultaneous viewing on opposite
walls. (Dan Graham)
Siegen, DE, Museum für Gegenwartskunst e.V.