Installation view OK Center for Contemporary Art Upper Austria.
Breaking points and the moments of their opening: in the video installation STRUCTURAL STUDIES Fruhauf assembles waste footage from the darkroom into grainy video images. According to rigid plans he develops musical compositions which arise from the visible edges of the frames of the waste footage, the splices, the sprocket holes and scratches which try to liquidate the originally haptic qualities of the film material. But it is more than just an analysis and a reverence to the history of (Austrian) film avantgarde. The analog film image is replaced by the electronic video image, and the haptic quality of the material makes way to the purely optic nature of a two-dimensional white field generated by a computer. Not only the image but the medium, the material itself proves to be illusory, the original cinematographic apparatus has long since disappeared. It is the continuation of investigations of the fragmentation of time and images through video. Fruhauf attempts to reveal the material nature of this vehicle of illusions, to finally create new illusions. (Exhibition & Art Event , Vienna: Fluc am Praterstern - Timebased, in principle, 2009)
You can find a single screen work concerning this topic entitled STRUCTURAL FILMWASTE. DISSOLUTION 1 and other works on the DVD 037 Siegfried A. Fruhauf - EXPOSED by index-DVD.at