Now with fresh new additional full HD artworks and larger remastered and reedited high definition versions using the original master tapes. The prints form part of the ongoing 8min 20sec project. A video version of 8min 20sec was once rather fittingly described as 'a wonderful kaleidoscopic visual with subtle flickers of colour'.
The concept was originally based on capturing the city in video sequences of 8 minutes and 20 seconds (= 500 seconds). Later additions expanded the urban focus to also include more natural, rural environments to enrich the project further. Each 500-second-sequence was then reduced to 1 frame per second. The resulting prints are based on the individual collections of 500 frames (each) and are positioned within square compositions (20x25 video stills).
The remastered and new additions are now super high-resolutions and are available in even larger formats 50x50cm (19.7x19.7") and 110x110cm (43.3x43.3") versions. The patchwork video compositions were embedded in the product pages. Additional info and 8min 20sec compositions can be seen at FL@33's studio website flat33.com (prints and videos and exhibitions).
8min 20sec started as a concept in 2002 when FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek first started to record appropriate digital video footage – initially only with prints in mind. The first printed sequences were however not produced until 2004 when five of them were exhibited at the first FL@33 (and Stereohype) solo show in Paris. The original footage was recorded in Paris at the Place Charles de Gaulle (aka Place de l'Étoile) from the top of the Arc de Triomphe that offers a bird’s-eye view to the exceptionally busy roundabout below in which the Arc stands. Other and more recent footage was recorded in London and Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France.
The project travelled far and wide and was screened in London's Transport Museum, at international design conferences, FL@33 lectures, installations and exhibitions such as an ongoing show in Paris that started in early 2020.
8min 20sec prints are printed on demand and signed on the back.