Joachim Koester, ‘Body Electric’, 2014, San Francisco Cinematheque: Benefit Auction 2016

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Artist's Description: 3 minutes 12 seconds. The purchaser will receive a certificate of authencity, an edition number 1/5 + 2 AP, plus the following:

  1. a 16mm dub negative (to make copies)
  2. a 16mm match copy (to make new film copies)
  3. a 16mm archival copy
  4. 3 16mm viewing copies

Body Electric (2014) is a 16mm silent film comprised of close up shots of a 16mm projector and its various parts. The film’s title and its editing are indicative of Koester’s interest in the resemblances between the body, sewing machines, and the cinematic apparatus.

Signature: Certificate of Authenticity

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Nicolai Wallner

About Joachim Koester