1994-1996, VHS, 63 minutes
excerpt from first part, QTmov, 17 sec, 981 k
excerpt from second part, QTmov, 50 sec, 3 mb (excerpt is silent)
Technique: Charlotte Hansson. Remix Micke Prej. Computer programming: Erik Hasselberg. Synthetic voice provided by Enter AB/Infovox
This video consist of 60 minutes of a realtime shoot (May 94) of the First Chimney on a beautiful Sunday morning, (like The Perfect Photograph) - then the image change to a cold September day (also 1994) - a fence has been put up between the camera and the chimney (exactly the same angle) and a big dipper is lurking behind a tree - eventually the dipper caps the chimney and kills it (by breaking it to the ground).
Video stills from the destruction sequence: first, second, third, fourth
The first hour of the video is accompanied by a computer voice counting down the number of days the chimney stood upright (757) - the second part is silent.
Still photographs from September 16, 1994: BEFORE and AFTER destruction.
installation view 1998
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