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Richard Kriesche «TV Death 1+2»
Richard Kriesche, «TV Death 1+2», 1975
Photograph: Kölnischer Kunstverein | ©

 Richard Kriesche
«TV Death 1+2»

Video demonstration of electronic reality on TV. The installation with two video cameras and three monitors brings about a superimposition/cross-over of temporal levels, a simultaneity of production and reproduction. The performing artist changes between the real and mediated planes. As a viewer, he watches himself on the screen, on which his assistant ultimately opens fire. The viewers, by contrast, are in a separate room, meaning their view of events is strictly a mediated one. The screen they watch reproduces the one that has been riddled with bullets. The soundtrack runs on...


Richard Kriesche