Oliver Held

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  • Title: Denoiser
  • Videoinstallation 2007
  • Elements: 1 video on beamer, 3 videos on TV, 2 elements built of a sawed wardrobe, back-projection foil
  • Format / Size: depends on presentation room size
  • Video: DV, presentation format DVD

Denoiser presents a 90 minute karaoke concert. I selected pop-hits and combined them in a way that profane love songs turn into the treatise “Artwork and spectator”. Several questions like “What is art without the spectator?” and “What is he viewing: The piece of art or his view of it?”  are treated in this installation with a wink.

The songs are selected in a way that they should at least be partly known by an audience aged 16 to 70.  It is very likely that the spectators can make a conclusion between the lyrics, the movement of the lips and the music.  In the best case I am creating a catchy tune without it being audible.