JASCHA&FRANZ

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Flatterland

Installation

2015

In 2015, we had the idea to put a million images in one place. This idea was implemented in Flatterland, an installation consisting of a white piece of fabric with three meters width and seven meters length, three fans and a stroboscopic lamp. The piece of fabric, strained on one side, was installed in front of the fans so it would begin to flutter when they were switched on, creating numerous different surfaces. During the night, the strobe light, ever- changing its frequency via a rotary control operable by passers-by and revelers cut the constant movements of the white fabric landscape into single image frames. The light made the scene look like a zoetrope, which was one of the first ways to simulate a moving image by looking at a series of slightly different images in a frequency of such short intervals that one did not have the impression of a fluent film.