Open Reel (1976) by Dalibor Martinis is screening at www.650mah.com until 23 June
As part of Dalibor Martinis' exhibition, Film Without Film, 650mAh will be screening four of Martinis’ previous film works on its website. Each work will be viewable for a period of two weeks.
Open Reel, 1976, b/w, 3:40 min
A camera on a tripod is connected with a video-recorder. The artist is sitting in front of the camera. After starting the recorder, he gathers up the video-tape uncoiling from the first reel and passing through the magnetic head, and instead of coiling it on the second reel he winds it around his head, turning around on his chair. In the end his face is completely swathed in video-tape on which his face is recorded over which is coiled the video-tape on which his face is recorded over which ...