Short Fuse

The Empty Studio

Jurgen Ots (BE)

Project in Fondation Bottin (invited by Mona Hatoum)

Santander, Spain 2010

Jurgen Ots

Jurgen Ots

The idea came from my older works where I always worked big, bigger and bigger still.

This time I wanted to produce a new work with the same monumentality, and the concept of a timeline.

I was inspired by a snail and how it left a track on a photocopy machine. (Before I worked a lot with paper)

The image was uploaded on a I-photo image and than I used a grid to straighten the image, I moved the grid with my mouse so a kind of heartbeat occurred. This was filmed and re-uploaded 5 times so a kind of digital layering occurred.