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one channel video installation, 1min45sec, 2003
found footage: Star Trek Episode "Dagger of the Mind, 1966".
William Shatner; Leonard Nimoy; DeForest Kelley


The shot-countershot technique, which shows a subjective field
of vision in the shot and the bearer of the look in the counter-shot,
is used here as a tool with which to analyse an episode of the television series 'Star Trek'



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Eye attitude as keynote and ground colour
(text by Michael Hammerschmid)

The gazes of three are gazes, looks, that know something we don´t. They tell of the possibility of beeing watched, or of great watchfulness. Perhaps they actually bring together the essence of Star Trek episode 'Dagger of Mind'. A kind of ground colour, an attitude for the eyes. The eyes` attitude as ground colour - or keynote. What is said with the eyes lies in the realm of other knowledge, of a kind of 'unkown knowledge' (Michel de Certeau). Expectation, communication, community, care, attention, concentration, fear, horror, joy - they´re in the air. They involve looking , looking in, looking out, staring; and to look is often a way of listening.


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