If you think of repetition you quickly link it to boredom or fatigue. But what happens if you have a closer look on what’s there while and between a first and second appearance? Isn’t there already a difference just because of the shift in time? How does your perception change? Is this purely subjective? Or does the object modify, too? Is it possible that new thoughts and sensations arise just because you watch a sequence again and again? – With the help of Gilles Deleuze’s theory of “Difference and Repetition” and analysis of video art works by Richard Serra, Joyce Wieland, Samuel Beckett, Marijke van Warmerdam and Ragnar Kjartansson I tried to find answers to these questions. The results are summed up in this book – and they become alive in the layout: by a mixture of difference and repetition in form of five randomly alternating fonts. For the exhibition the essence of the research are presented in information graphics on the wall next to an animation of photographs which is based on repetition.

master thesis
160 × 220 mm, 218 pages
digital printing, book jacket with silk-screen printing
exhibited at: Annual Exhibition 2016, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg