Iconoclash

storyboard, video project, work in progress

Kulturtankstelle

Linz / Austria

2018

 
location: Front wall of Kulturtankstelle Linz / Austria
material, technology: white chalk pencils, black pastel paper, digital printed poster 340 x 470 cm, digital camera
participant: an anonymous staff billposter in Cologne / Germany
 

The installation consists of footage and storyboard drawings for an unimplemented video project. The photograph shows a staff billposter tearing down poster layers. The clearing away of old posters is as much a part of the his job as the mounting of new posters. For him, as a Muslim and politically-minded individual who objects to many of the advertising images he comes in contact with, the process of tearing down a poster is not only part of his routine work, but also a subversive political gesture. Thus he transforms from a wage worker to an urban guerrilla fighter. I use these nightly (de-)posterings as the basis of my video work. In the film, the billposter will put up a poster depicting him tearing down posters. He’ll do this ten times. Finally, he will tear all ten posters down, layer by layer. 
 
My installation in Linz has two parts: at the opening on the 7th of June I performed the postering an image of billposter at work in poster-format on Kulturtankstelle’s front wall. The second part is a storyboard consisting of 30 B/W drawings outlining the yet to be implemented film.

 
 
Here is a sample video shoot for a video project:
 
 

 
 
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I don’t have any fundings for this project. If you want to support the film production, buy your favorite one of the storyboard drawings, photos or just transfer any amount on the bank account specified below. For bank tranfers please put the title of the project (“Iconoclash”) plus “project support” in the memo line:

 

 
I thank you for support!
 
 

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