Delay Room

2011, Real-time Video Loop, MDF, Motor, Kamera, Video Projector, 80 x 120 x 80 cm

In his video installations Bernd Oppl deals with the media images of the phenomenon of room. In Delay Room the artist initially transfers film scenes into a moveable miniature model in order to put a video camera into it and to replay the resulting image material in real time. The empty room is not just a backdrop but the main protagonist, which persists in a choreographed and endlessly continuing sequence of movement. The boundaries of the room—and thereby the room itself—appear to dissolve and irritate the observer’s perception, which can no longer locate the origin of the movement. The artist produces situations in which the moving image is understood and perceived as architectural art. The room becomes the action and ultimately the potential basis for narrations.

Franz Thalmair