[TISEA 1992] Artist Statement: Christoph Hildebrand – Mactoys

Artist Statement

Animated plastic toy TVs, computer prints

This installation shows six plastic toy-TVs (with motor drives) that mechanically move a band of images across the screen of the TV-box. The design of these custom-built bands is based on the graphical user interface of the Apple-Macintosh. It displays a command line on top of the band, a series of icons on the bottom and pixelated images in the main screen.

The images are constructed out of rough 3D pixels, created with a simple paint program. The com-mand line presents words that contain a double meaning that relates to machine language as well as to human values. The icons depict typical cliches of the modern technological world and symbols of inherited traditional values.

  • Christoph Hildebrand, Germany