Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Blockbuster, 2012
A similar game with fore- and background in the flat surface of the image is used by the duo in their 16 mm black-and-white film installation Blockbuster (2012). In the film, a man standing on a stepladder swinging a hammer, appears to be hitting buildings. The man’s gestures are transformed by the camera from an action in the three-dimensional urban space to the two-dimensional space of the flat surface. Additionally, the soundtrack of the film is played by a separate hammer machine, referencing the early days of cinema, when sound was performed live during the film screening.