• Love the animation in the traffic lights. Video taken in Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Coming out. Video taken in Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino, Xochimilco, Mexico City.
    Dolores Olmedo Patino, a intimate friend and admirer of Diego Rivera loved these dogs. Must be because of their sculptural appearance.

  • Sun spotting! Video is taken in between Oaxaca, Mexico and Mexico city







  • Three variations of the topic. Panning the camera, rotating the camera in 90 degree steps and then twirling it (like a washing maschine). Each frame five seconds. A different view on a landscape, isn't it?




  • Inspired by the flat bird of previous post -15-
    A 5 second-take is repeated 5 times, each time shifted 1 second forward. Each take shows a more flat airplane.

  • Love the bird's shadow. Taken in Italy. Five seconds flight.
  • Birds from wim sjerps on Vimeo.



    Love these black window birds. Taken at Handelskai, Wien. A simple five second animation trying to make them fly

  • Five seconds run at the hills of Vienna.
  • As in earlier posts the camera's exposure time is set to five seconds: After shutter release I run with two flash lights - moving my arms - voilà - light painting.


  • A diptysch of two contrasting fragments with an asymetrical time line. One fragment of 4 seconds plus one of 1 second. -The outdoor fragment is taken at Beurstraverse in Rotterdam-

  • A sequence of five images (one image/sec) showing a close-up of a lake in the Vienna Woods. Like a painting in change.
  • Again a 5 second shutter speed image (nearly same spot as five second(5)). This time without a tripod. The shaking of the arm results of course in blurred photography - and a "paintwork effect". 


  • The room shown in the movie is one out of four rooms for installation 'untitled' (2011) by Tomo Savić-Gecan. He made his perfect installation for the Witte de With exhibition Melanchotopia in Rotterdam. The text on the wall explains: "Every change in temperature in the city of Rotterdam causes one of the spaces in Witte de With to open and close." Technical interaction by Kees Reedijk. In his play with the idea of interaction time becomes it's tension. How long do you watch to this installation? The movie takes 40 seconds. Would 5 seconds have been enough also?

  • Creature differ in time sense. Does a mouse really live a faster life than an elephant. 500 beats per second vs. 28? The heartbeat seems to rhythm us.



  • Always somehow like clocks on buildings. It allows you to fantasize how much the building is constructed for carrying the clock. A beautiful idea.
    How could a five second clock look like? This is an attempt with the Rotterdam town hall.

    Each frame of this loop is 1 second. Five frames make a round around the clock. The loop consists of 10 rounds.
  • This evening shot was taken with a shutter speed of exactly five seconds. It is an image of the "Jonas-Reindl" - an inner city tramway junction in Vienna. Built in 1962, trams operate on two levels - connected to a parking garage and a subway line. Simply a nice place to spot urban movement.


  • In this loop 2,80 seconds of bee movement is repeated 10 times.
    Complex bee movement in front of the opening slots. Although the bees fly at high speed the cloud doesn't seem to move. It deforms, blocks the opening or hits the box. When you put your hand on the screen in a way that it only covers the cloud the bees seem to fly directly into the slot.
    Also here less than five seconds of movement seem enough to show an endless loop.
    'Bees' is shot at the installation 'Why we fly / Why we die', Stadtimkerei Finger by Florian Haas & Andreas Wolf at the Kunstfort in Vijfhuizen.

  • Video "Swim and Nothing" from Laura Glusman, taken from the exhibition Höhenrausch 2, in Linz. Despite continuous motion, the swimmer does not move. A five second swimming movement maybe sufficient to record an endless loop.
  • This movie is taken at the ringroad A10 in Amsterdam. It's a loop of 4:57 seconds repeating. The car in front has a similar speed (80 km/h) as the car in the back. The perspective manipulates the image of speed.


     
  • What can happen in five seconds? What can change? What can be compressed to it? Is it long? Is it short?

    I start with an (urban) myth: the five-second rule. "food dropped on the ground will not be contaminated with bacteria if it is picked up within five seconds of being dropped." Lekker!




  • 'Tiding' taken at Het Zwin close to Cadzand


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  • The chairs have been painted to merge with the surrounding landscape of the Bregenzer Seebühne, an outdoor auditorium with 7,000 seats, for large-scale opera on the shores of Lake Constance. The abandoned seats - however - appear more like an abstract painting..
  • In his exhibition 'The imagination of the river landscape', which was shown in the Valkhof museum in Nijmegen, Harrie Gerritz shows his beautiful iconic translation of landscape observations in both paintings and models.

  • We spotted Theo Jansen some weeks ago experimenting on the beach with the Strandbeest with external stomach. He than annouced more experements on the beach in September. Stay close to his website for more exact information.


  • Merel Kamp with her performance 'Passenger'. A precise moving figure in white which is toiling itself slowly into picture only held by a stone cargo. Last week in Rotterdam at the festival 'Duizel in het park'.

  • What a precise cake!

  • George Rickey his kinetic sculpture on Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam. "Three Columns" from 1989 is a great wind play where elegant movements are created simply with a precise use of hinges. It made me think of the beautiful blue sculpture in Vienna.
  • A rainbow. Still miraculous how simple raindrops can break light up into its spectral 'rainbow' colors. Precise, isn't it? (spotted in Waldviertel from the "Himmelsstiege" during a summer weekend, [google maps link])



  • Found these images of the Bergpolderflat [see previous posting] still in my archive. It shows so nice the simplicity of its idea
  • The Bergpolderflat was the first gallery flat in the Nederlands build in 1933 / 1934. Architect is Willem van Tijen together with Brinkman en van der Vlugt. The construction method in steel was part of their prefabrication concept which should seduce developers to invest in public housing. See also (Architectenweb). It's still a miraculous building. Surrounded by the traditional urban planning of architect M.J. Granpré Molierè it is standing inside a courtyard in stead of around a courtyard. See Bergpolder, Rotterdam [map link]
  • Precision in the ordinary? A gas station below an office slab. (seen in Rotterdam [maps link])

  • At the multi-discipline festival Oerol the off stage theatre group Aardlek presented their performance Ommezwaai : a factory with which they try to turn the wind. It's visible and joinable untill Sunday (26th of June).
  • A tree trunk with door - precisely cut. (seen in the Wienerwald).

  • Precise paper masks by Michael Shoner in his "A3 Animals" project where terrific headfashion comes in simply folding graphs. Please view instruction movie and start using wonderfull pdf !

  • the concrete leaves made me think of Henry Moore's pressed bodies in Wall Relief No.1 (1954) found at Weena, Rotterdam . By the way, the master brick layer should be a certain Sir Molendijk.
  • Concrete leaves - seen at the building site of "Kagraner Idylle" by Rüdiger Lainer and Partner.


  • Sculpture and daily 12.00 o'clock performance It's Never Too Late To Say Sorry (2011) by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset next to the city hall of Rotterdam for one year after it's opening last saterday 28th of may. Client: Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR)
  • Pots

    Flower Pots - seen at the Orangerie in Schloß Schönbrunn, Vienna. (photo by Ute Bauer)

  • Partition Magic uses vacant space to store data temporary. Entire progress:24%, moving partition:52%, moving data:55%. Love it! Precision which could be inspiring for building transformation.
  • Bike in the sky.

    Seen in the center of Ljubljana (a marketing campaign for a rental city-bikes service).

  • Dog in Bright White (found in Rotterdam sky)
  • The newly renovated "Theseustempel" in the Volksgarten Vienna. The former romantic place shines now in bright white (the original color from 1823). Greek temples were colorful, weren't they?

  • The inflatable sculpture made me think of the Colour clock by Rob Hendriks:
    Kleurenklok1024X768-600s-07.svg (movie needs a SVG plugin or use of Google Chrome)

    Every 1/12th square is a color mix result of three superimposed layers. These layers move from one primair color to the other primair color in individual durations. The total duration of the clock (600 seconds) is dividable by each of these individual durations.
    Precise coincidence in time creating magical bigger movements.