CLOSED CIRCUITS 092104/CAT/AF
Videoinstallation, CAT, Vienna, A, 2004
Over a twelve-hour period one hundred eighty photographs were shot in the round gun emplacements on the roof of a WWII-era Flakturm (anti-aircraft tower) in Vienna. The cameras took an exposure every four minutes and were then moved two degrees in a clockwise direction. This study of space and time in military architecture thematizes what Foucault called the “gaze.” Without interruption the eye is led in circles around the rhythmically arranged ammunition storage rooms. The camera occupies a spot occupied by a cannon during the war. The eye is directed both outward from the interior and vice versa. The time-lapse animations were shown on four control monitors arranged in a row at eye level.