Slide Movie, 2006
35mm slides, computer controlled slide projectors

 

Slide Movie, presents 35mm images, in 12 slide carousels, which are electronically sequenced to reassemble a rudimentary film projection. Using individual frames mounted into static slides, the work exposes the illusion of moving images.

 

Showing a scene from Sam Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, regarded as either the greatest or worst film ever made, the piece highlights the indeterminate status of celluloid. The soundtrack emerges as a by-product of mechanical clattering as the projectors rapidly change slides.

Installed off-site until 14 October at 52 Princess Street, Manchester

 

Biography

 

Gebhard Sengmüller was born 1967 and currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Sengmüller is an artist working in the field of media technology and since 1992, he has been developing projects and installations focusing on the history of electronic media; creating alternative ordering systems for media content; and constructing auto-generative networks.

 

His work has been shown extensively in Europe, the US and Japan, among others in venues such as Ars Electronica Linz, FACT Liverpool, Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Postmasters Gallery NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, the FCMM Festival Montreal, and the ICC Center Tokyo.