The work is composed by an analogue metronome, an HD screen, a computer and digital video frames. The musical apparatus, technically modified by a wireless device, has been synchronized with the computer. The data sent by the metronome into the computer control the video edition in real time, adapting the duration of the takes to the tempo chosen by the spectator (if the device is stop, the sequence also stops generating a loop in the last played shot, as it’s shown in the images bellow). Consequently, the users can modify the rhythm — thus, the sense — of the image sequence. Inspired in Robert Bresson’s ideas about automatism and the subordination of desires and thought to mechanical functioning, the work’s main character is an apparatus, the metronome, which generates rhythms and organizes the audiovisual editing of corporal movements completely subordinate to the apparatus’ will.
*Produced in collaboration with A.N & N.I for for ARCO09, Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid [Galería Vanguardia, Bilbao, Spain].