'The Seconds Strike Reality'
-Wien 17, Schumanngasse (1967), 3 min,
-Hernals (1967), 11 min,
-Safety Film (1968), 6 min,
-Sugar Daddies (1968), 9 min,
-Eroticon Sublim (1968), 2 min,
-Der Ort Der Zeit (1985), 40 min,
-Prince Of Peace (1993), 8 Min,
-(Calcutta) Go (1993), 9 min,
-Bonustrack: Wiener Underground (1969), 9 min
Wien 17, Schumanngasse
A car drives through Schumann street from its beginning to its end and is filmed in such a way, that the beginning of the film is exposed exactly at the moment the car starts at the beginning of Schumann street, until at the farthest end of Schumann street the camera is just able to take in the street sign. ... Our sensual organs provide a daily film, whose rules may be made conscious by this film. We will never know, how long this street really is, since rules and structures of reality are only gaugable by the rules and structures of our image forming calculations, thereby never examinable.
Two realities, differently perceived according to the conditions of this film, were edited into one synthetic reality, where everything is repeated. This doubling up destroys the postulate: identity of copy and image. Loss of identity, loss of reality (e.g. schizophrenia). One has only to imagine a theater piece, where the actors recite each sentence twice, make each gesture twice, play each scene twice - and one conceives perhaps the monstrosity of our reality, which does not allow for duplications. Time is not stopped, but streched - time as fissure between copy and image, time, which creates space.