Delete All Duplicates

Westphal Thomas

A group of people was filmed in the process of sorting out screws of various sizes. The protagonists are visible only by their arms entering the designated area from all sides. Each arm has an individual style and pace of picking. Eventually the hundreds of screws disappear. The banal and hypnotic event touches on how the work of the hand informs the work of the mind.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:08:16
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Delete All Duplicates
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Westphal Thomas (Author), Westphal Thomas (Cinematographer), Westphal Thomas (Director), Westphal Thomas (Editor), Westphal Thomas (Producer), Westphal Thomas (Script), Westphal Thomas (Sound Design), Westphal Thomas (Funder)
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Thomas Westphal (b.1972 in Germany) has lived and worked in Helsinki since 2001. Westphal studied at Academy for Art & Design in Enschede NL and holds MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2014). Working as a sculptor his work bios includes many attempts of including moving image as a building block in the creation of video objects. His video works often originate from samples filmed during physical activity and constructing processes that get re-rooted into kinetic contraptions. His works have been shown in European and international exhibitions and are part of the collections of Museum of contemporary art, Kiasma, Museum of modern art, EMMA and the Finnish National Gallery. Add to his solo activity he works in “Videokaffe” International artist collective.