Das Nichts/Nothing

Das Nichts/Nothing is an ongoing and continuously updated project based on screenshots of my smart phone. The screenshots sort of display 'nothing' or refer to the fact that nothing works as desired.
Despite my original selection modus to capture Nothing the screenshots display a great number of data.

The project started in 2014. It currently takes several formats like videos, prints and performances. Additionally I plan to develop a guessing game (offline and/or online).

The video version is frequently updated and extended. I constantly insert new screenshots. The pics are sorted by capture time, regardless it's date. With each edition of Nothing the picture order is continuously re-arranged.
Due to the massive amount of screenshots, about 5000 png by February 2018, I adjust the original concept by editing the png in accordance to it's source tool.
Here you see the versions of Das Nichts/Nothing made with iPhone 3G in 2014.

Das Nichts #15, 18/06/2014, 413 pics, 23:10 min., excerpt of 0:36 min.
Trailer for Das Nichts @ Fusion Festival 2014 as a 2-channel/2-sided version.

Das Nichts #20, 15/07/2014, 744 pics, 41:59 min., excerpt of 4:13 min.
Here is #20 as a 1-channel version.

Das Nichts #27 SIE, 25/07/2014, 319 pics, 5:10 min.
This is the Shortened International Edition (SIE), all pngs with German text have been omitted.



Sessions - Das Nichts/Nothing

Whilst working on Das Nichts/Nothing I expanded the project by making screenshots of screenshots of screenshots out of one source image.
By producing The Sessions I closely investigate icons, borders and symbols that are part of our daily visual input.
I use panning and zoom and I like playing tricks with the programmer's intention on what you may do with your pics and what you shouldn't. It needs al lot of efforts and all of my fingers to gain the desired compositions. Usually in one go. Around 500 to 2300 pics per session.

All screenshots of this project are strictly made 'in-house', that is inside my phone. Apart from fading and multiplying the image through split-screen compositig I do not apply any further image alteration during post production.

VJ Das Nichts - Sess.#31, 289 pics, 2014
Starting point of this session is a screenshot of the ctm newsletter #135.

Apps | Sess 201510 #5n001, 458 pics, 12 films, 245 min., 2015
Due to a software up date on my new phone I received a bunch of new optics. Using it's search function I explore the blurred imagery of my apps .

Ggl Plus | 201602 Sess.#07, 924 pics, 12 films, 494 min., 2016
A collection of Google Plus members void of their images.



The Sessions - Das Nichts/Nothing currently cover 70 topics that I have turned into visual compositions of 2 Terrabyte so far.
More sessions are waiting in line, more blank images are keen to be captured.


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