Postkarten   Austria   1991 - 1997

Karl-Heinz KLOPF  

The video shows postcards falling onto a neutral surface, "hit" by the palm of the artist's hand. The motives cover a peculiar spectrum: the history of art, alpine views, starry skies and ready-mades alternate; we detect Monroe, Buddha, Giacometti...

All are caught, discontinued, stopped, delayed by K.H. Klopf's hand, pressure is provided: the slap in the face to the postcards permits various associations. The rhythmic structure produced by the different acoustics, the hand plus postcard on the desk top, possibly remind us of a rapid, never ending game of cards, which keeps the individual auras sequential, or making Karl-Heinz Klopf's postcard archive into a Laporello. (Suess)


10 Jahre Trabant, 1997

Trabant, Wien, Austria


10min mono color PAL

Technical protocol

Betacam SP, VHS, Zip LW (recording media); Media 100 (postproduction); Betacam SP (master).

Post production

Schneider Film, Schärding (1991); Zone, Wien (1997)


Bundeskuratorin für Kunst Lioba Reddeker


Basis Wien


Karl-Heinz Klopf

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