David Goldenberg - Microwave Freezer Stills (1992)
David Goldenberg built a complex structure in the museum space for his Microwave and Freezer Stills. Visitors entered a tiny area, an antechamber, which he had wrapped entirely in Cling-film. There were two perspex screens forming identical enclosures opposite each other but clearly visible. The restrictive and claustrophobic space contained two video monitors which continuously played white noise images, and the whole time visitors were monitored by a ceiling mounted camera in the inaccessible (mirror) space. The only escape out of the room (beside the exit) was a real working telephone. Visitors were allowed to call one the of mysterious listed numbers which turned out to be those of international galleries (who had agreed to participate) When connected they could heard a recorded statement made by the artist.
David Goldenberg Microwave and Freezer Stills 1992 Video installation, mixed media