“TH50PH10EK WALL” by Stefan Tiefengraber

  • ©, Stefan Tiefengraber, TH50PH10EK WALL



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    May 27-July 23, Centre d’Art Cal Massó de Reus, Beep Collection: OriginsPublic event.

    The title of the work refers to the device designation of the used plasma monitor. It is a common device that has been used for many years in exhibition and event contexts. However, this monitor has become obsolete due to recent technological developments. With the installation TH 50PH10EK – Wall, this object is transformed from a carrier of art into a work of art.

    ​A 50-inch plasma monitor is installed as a pendulum, which swings out freely on the wall after being triggered. As soon as the monitor comes to a standstill, it is pulled back into the original position with the help of a cable winch and is made to swing again – triggered by pulling a ripcord, a performative act that cannot take place without human intervention and which involves the exhibition supervisor in the installation. Each cycle ends when the monitor has come to a standstill and no sound and video is produced by its movement. The sound is generated by the amplification of the friction which the back of the monitor is subjected to on the wall. The visualization on the screen is a direct translation of the analogue audio signal into an analogue video signal. Voltage and frequency are represented by a loudspeaker in sound on the one hand and as flickering horizontal white lines on the monitor itself on the other. There is no processing of the signal, for example by a computer or an effects device.

    ​In his works, Stefan plays with the meaning of the function of the devices and objects used, breaks with their predetermined purposes and modifies them. This experimental approach and exploration of old and new technologies and their combination can also be found in this work. http://www.stefantiefengraber.com/th_50ph10ek_wall.php
    ​[Source: https://www.beepcollection.art/stefan-tiefengraber]

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