DATE 1988
TECHNIQUE Intermediate Video Installation
EDITION Three copies
PROPERTY Archivo Concha Jerez
DIMENSIONS Variables according to space
  • 1 table of 2m minimum length
  • 2 square video monitors with sound amplification
  • 2 DVD players that read the DVD-Rs
  • 2 videos in DVD-R format with sound
  • old people’s clothes
  • 2 chairs with arms
  • 2 acetates with illegible writing
CONCEPT Video-Installation InterMedia focused on the search for LIMITS OF IDENTITY of the city of Osnabrück, through the everyday life, both of the past, collected through the Memory, and of the present, of a specific place, through whose concretion we transcend that continuous present that remains in layers of sediments.
DESCRIPTION On a long table, two video monitors are placed at both ends, with the screen facing outwards.
The space between the two, completely covered by people’s old clothes, forms a parallelepiped. Underneath the clothes are two DVD players.
In front of each end of the table and facing the monitors, there is a chair with arms.  On each of them, a work made on acetate with illegible writing, based on the names of significant elements found on the routes taken through the city in the taking of images for the videos seen on the two monitors.
HISTORY InterMedia video installation made about the city of Osnabrück as an In Situ work for the first Europaisches Medienkünst Festival in 1988 and which was presented in the Peace Hall of the City Hall of that city where the Peace of Westphalia that ended the Thirty Years’ War was signed.
EXHIBITIONS This Video-Installation has been published and its images reproduced in several publications of the author.
OTHER INFORMATION The work “OSNABRÜCK: OSNA-BRÜCK was developed between private actions that aimed to make a subjective reading of the city. In the first of these, the city was toured and images and sounds were recorded, while the second consisted also of a tour of Osnabrück , this time with the aim of gathering information about the city that was later incorporated into the installation in an illegible way. Finally, the third action consisted of collecting old clothes from the inhabitants of Osnabrück.