35 mm photographic film strips from private collections and archives are stretched between threaded rods to form a compact image storage device. A 19 x 19 cm picture stack thus comprises about 7.000 individual photographic exposures. Alluding to the chassis of external hard drives, the batches exemplify the principle of data compression in a fundamental way. The aggregation and superimposition of many analog photographs results in an opaque block whose content is indecipherable, but remains intact and accessible at any time.
Batch_01 / Batch_02, exposed 35 mm colour negative film, 16,5 x 15,5 x 3,5 cm / 15 x 15,5 x 3,5 cm, 2018
Batch_03 / Batch_04, exposed 35 mm black and white negative film, each 19,5 x 19 x 3,5 cm, 2018