Mutual Annihilation

An old and battered chest of drawers is restored to its presumed original state. Paint is removed, broken parts are repaired, the chest is polished and handles are added. The process is then reversed, actions are performed which could have caused the found state. The chest is painted, then treated with various tools, paint is splashed on, it is scraped and hammered, until it as closely resembles the found old state as possible. The process of restoration and aging is recorded on video, and presented with the object.

HD-Video on DV PAL, 2008
4 monitors each with one 20 minute loop.
Chest of drawers, 95 cm x 73 cm x 50 cm
Slide projection, 18 cm x 13 cm