|200 days O / 200 Tage O, 2001||
|Video, Intervention, 10 Supermarkets, Upper Austria, realized for "Festival der Regionen"
200 days indexes is one of the favorite indicators to predict course developments of shares. Also Otto Mittmannsgruber takes himself 200 days time. His interest concentrates on the paper "Kronen newspaper " (the number one of the austrian newspapers), more exactly: the last 200 title headlines before festival beginning. The artist places this “prognostic value” for the future in an unusual way. In 12 supermarkets runs a video: a ten-year old child reads the "Krone" headlines. The events of the day, packed into short double-liners, are infiltrated by this way in the supermarket-space. And because the advertisement uses the children's figure for its commercial aims very often, this headline-messages are also presented in the same manner. The installation, which lasted one week, took place in 12 supermarkets in june 2000. (source: catalogue, FDR, 2001)
|Fotos: Walter Ebenhofer|