35 mm film loop, black and white, steel construction, guiding wheels, lightbox, 3 m x 2,44 m x 0,60 m
"Cinematic apparatuses take center stage in the works of the Belgian media artist Wim Janssen, but he omits the aspect of projection. A film loop of alternating black and white squares is played back through a contraption made of 150 guiding wheels, creating a wall of film. As soon as the loop is set in motion, the black and white fields create a noise reminiscent of video static. Film transport and filmstrips converge in this installation to form an image that alludes to three generations of media: the apparatus as the basis of film, the perfect chaos of the empty video signal, and the binary logic of the digital." (From the catalog of the exhibition Analog_Digital. Media Exchanges, curated by Eva Fischer and Anna Högner, METRO Kinokulturhaus, October 3, 2017 – January, 28 2018, Vienna, Austria.)
Wim Jansen, born in Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.