Video Void
Stansfield / Hooykaas, 1980, 21'30''

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The duration of this video was determined by the length of the time it takes to walk under the river Thames by the Rotherhithe tunnel, recorded as a soundtrack. 'Video Void' was the third piece Hooykaas / Stansfield made taking the river Thames as a point of departure. 'Tidal Flow' and 'Transitions' were the two others. This time the emphasis was on the absence of natural elements. The themes of air/respiration/duration are used as constant references within the work. Halfway the video, the huge extractor fans at each end of the tunnel are slowed down, while the soundtrack keeps the same rhythm.

  • Date: 1980
  • Length: 21'30''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual
  • Keywords: movement, sound (subject), space, video (subject)