Space-Seeing – Space-Hearing

The video of a motionless figure in a room correlates four different camera positions with four different synthe- sized tones. We see the artist and how she calmly faces the cameras head-on. Apparent motion originates through a splitting of the image executed techno- logically, already during recording. The stasis of the body in space is thus juxta- posed to the dynamic capacities of the technical apparatus.

(Patricia Grzonka)

Like in "Split Reality", the personality conveyed by a medium in this performance tape appears to be schizophrenic. Two video cameras and a mixer make possible a closed-circuit action that demonstrates not only the differences in the way the viewers perceive a person who is physically present in the room and simultaneously electronically reproduced, but also how the image is manipulated by its electronic conveyance. The camera zooms in and out, subjecting the performer´s monitor likeness to permanent alteration. Specific synthetic sounds are linked to the picture: optically close = loud sound and rapid tone repetition, optically remote = quiet sound and slow tone repetition. The work is arranged in 6 parts: 1. space position, 2. split images, 3. space position composition, 4. split image composition, 5. body, 6. body composition.


Simple and elegant video performance in which the artist, while standing completely still in a studio, is moved about in space and real time via multiple camera techniques. Sound consists of an original electronic score composed by the artist. The piece is constructed in sections similar to those of a musical composition.

Orig. Title
Raumsehen und Raumhören
1973 - 1974
6 min
Orig. Language
No Dialogue
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Blu-ray (Distribution Copy)
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Frame Rate
25 fps