Michelle Adolfs & Petra Mueller

MEDIUM: Creative Zen Vision:M and iPod V
The clips with 30sec playtime are available in 352 x 288 pixels as mpeg1-files (*.mpg) and wmv-files (*.wmv) and in 320 x 240 pixels as mpeg4-files (*.mp4).
STATUS: For more information see
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST(S): atelier KUNSTKOMMT! Michelle Adolfs & Petra Mueller

Michelle Adolfs (*1972) and Petra Mueller (*1969) work as visual artists and social scientists by the name of atelier KUNSTKOMMT!. The German artists team concentrates mainly on the impact of digital media on everyday life culture in images and values. Since 1996 they explore forms of media communication and their relationships to materiality. The art works originate in multiple formats including the web, installation, video, performance, photography, painting, objects. Their website presents current projects as well as an archive of previous works.

The webvideo project “deep-claps” is a download platform with video clips about aphorisms as cultural shared wisdom. Everyone knows some — aphorisms are used almost inflationary. As a central part of our culture aphorisms are an indicator of meaning and thinking in society. There are some very deep and dark tellings, which play diffuse roles in everyday communication.

We are searching for emotional ambivalences in the combination of word and image. The globalization with a simple English translation of words forces an isolation from cultural references and meanings. In short video clips the metaphors of mostly German aphorisms are transferred into absurd scenes. What is in these thoughts with so called “deep” truth?

The clips are published as edition online via www.deep-claps.de. With a “download and send to a friend” they travel around the world …