blitzsynchron
(2013)

Performance for camera and audience

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setting:
2 performers
camera + tripod
remote-control release
external flash x2

 

The room is in darkness.

 

The two performers and the camera build a triangle. The audience takes the place of the photographer.

External flashes are placed between camera and audience, they are turned towards the audience.

One of the performers releases the camera's internal flash. The flash releases the external flashes. The audience is dazzled. This single moment, the 1/60 sec, is the time where the performers give up their static poses. Hidden in the flashlight they perform. With the end of the shutter speed they return to their calm poses.

Like an afterimage the camera's display shows what happened in front of the camera, only for a few seconds.