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In 1991, Kurt Hentschläger and Ulf Langheinrich began to collaborate on the ‘Granular Synthesis' project whose title they later adopted for their name as an artistic duo. This early 4-channel video installation illuminates their synthetic approach, in this case involving the re-sequencing, looping, re-arrangement – but never the manipulation – of short excerpts lasting at most a few seconds and single events (grains). The head and mouth, in their capacity as carriers of expression and primary sound generators, are severely stylized. Due to re-organization, the original ‘natural' temporal continuity of the footage is destroyed to bring about in ‘detemporization'.