Rodney Graham, The Photokinetoscope, 2002
Rodney Graham’s installation The Phonokinetoscope consists of a record player and film projection shown by a projector. The film runs in a loop and lasts five minutes, while the accompanying
record plays for fifteen minutes. The observer sets both going by placing the pick-up on the record, which starts the projector. As the placing of the pick-up will be random, the point of departure will 'never' be the same, and the changing moods of the background music are thus not synchronised with the narrative course of the film.
High on LSD
Rodney Graham has composed the music himself, and he is also the main character in the film. The installation is based on the story about the Swiss chemist Albert Hoffmann, who happened to discover LSD in 1943, and cycled home from the laboratory under its influence. The artist Rodney Graham reconstructs the story and himself cycles round in the Tiergarten in Berlin high on LSD.
The Phonokinetoscope belongs to the exhibition category re-enactment.
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