2008, miniDV, colour, silent, 5' 10
In his artistic work, Ruben Aubrecht continually questions the boundaries of the medium of video and the associated mode of presentation on screens. (...) untitled (flickering) shows the black silhouette of a person who overpaints the flickering snowstorm on the screen with black point—and ultimately obliterates themselves in the process. Hardly is this process completed than the work begins again. The protagonist in Aubrecht’s video almost literally attempts to generate a black box, which as a black space in the room draws attention to its internal ways of functioning and media processes. The insistent attempt to repair the apparently technical defect of the missing video signal continually fails, however—the actual video image remains hidden from the observer.
Text: CONT3XT.net / Translation: David Westacott