At an early stage in preparing for this exhibition, the artist adopted De Pont’s expansion as a point of departure. The idea of an endless expanding museum prompted Arndt to devise a ‘brick-making’ machine with found materials. This would allow him to produce his very own ‘first stone’. The ratio between the brick’s height, depth and width is 1 – 2 – 4. Because this can be arbitrarily multiplied in any direction, it has the potential to create space endlessly.
The video shows not only the entire process of building the brick machine, but also the planning and direction of the recording itself. The storyboard, the table and chairs used when making the work, as well as the projection screen are all featured in the film. Like the brick machine, they are tools used to create space: virtually, in the video, but also physically, in the here and now.
Maria Schnyder, Curator, Museum De Pont
Direction/script: Andreas Arndt
Camera: Johanna Wagner
Sound: Ulrich Okujeni
Klapperboard/Photos: Sanne Pawelzyk
Editing: Johanna Wagner
Mastering: Ulrich Okujeni