One minute wild, racing speed, the next silence: five monitors positioned almost randomly on the floor show close-ups of a red and a white toy car zooming past on a slot car track. Repeating images, hard cuts, exactly detailed settings – the wide view is never seen, always just excerpts of things coming into shot, being in shot and then disappearing again. What is certainly not visible but ‘evident’, can only be assumed, namely that these daredevil cars are in fact driving at high speed on a circuit. A high-speed standstill in fact. The hectic rush, the nerve-racking speed, is commented on acoustically by a passionate voice imitating typical race-track noises: accelerating, cornering, overtaking, ‘Brrrrrrrum, Brrrruuuuum, Brrrrrrrum’. In this way the visual movement is satirized in sound. The viewer is exposed to the excessive demands of fast images of fast movements, while acoustically this visual event is savagely infantilised. All that is left is the unpleasant feeling which agile but hectic wriggling leaves behind – in contrast to a sensually engrossing dance.
E Environment A Audio V Video