Cleaner Clip

Cleaner Clip

2003 – 1:50 min

Three pairs of hands wearing yellow, red and turquoise-colored rubber gloves clean a pane of glass from behind, so that the viewer gets the impression that the real television screen is continually being cleaned from the inside.

The cleaning process mutates into an obsession – into a cleaning madness or mania. All imaginable cleaning techniques are performed. A mixture of rubbing, scouring, scratching, squeaking, foaming and spraying sounds in different rhythms, dynamics and volumes is created.

The video should be shown on a monitor, because you should get the illusion that the real monitor screen is cleaned from inside.

Actors/hands: Philipp Lachenmann, Susanne Seuffert, Heinz Keller