TEU (video stills)
TEU (video stills)

TEU, Single-channel video, 10:30 min., 2018

In TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), container ships cross the frame slowly and at short intervals while the camera constantly zooms into the scene, first focusing on a ship’s exterior body and then narrowing in on the freight. Eventually the camera zooms out resulting in the stacks of the standardized shipping units being multiplied and the image falling apart into the smallest visual entity, the pixel.
The video uses digital and physical standardized formats as building blocks to develop it’s own spatio-temporal logic and propose a new image of global trades’ “materialized abstraction”.

Sound: David Weinstein
Editing took place through the Cuts and Burns Residency Program at Outpost Artists Resources. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

TEU (video excerpt)
TEU (video stills)
TEU (video excerpt)
TEU (video stills)

TEU, Single-channel video, 10:30 min., 2018

In TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), container ships cross the frame slowly and at short intervals while the camera constantly zooms into the scene, first focusing on a ship’s exterior body and then narrowing in on the freight. Eventually the camera zooms out resulting in the stacks of the standardized shipping units being multiplied and the image falling apart into the smallest visual entity, the pixel.
The video uses digital and physical standardized formats as building blocks to develop it’s own spatio-temporal logic and propose a new image of global trades’ “materialized abstraction”.

Sound: David Weinstein
Editing took place through the Cuts and Burns Residency Program at Outpost Artists Resources. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

TEU (video excerpt)
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