25 sec video loop installation from found footage material,
PIRANHA is part of a series of loops based on fragmenting and
recomposing moving pictures and additional sync sound. Taken
from the B-movie "Piranha" (1978), all the underwater attack
scenes, depicting unsuspecting victims eaten by a school of
piranhas, are extracted and realigned into one accelerated
narrative. The impression of chaos and panic is heightend by the
insertion of sound samples from the film "Predator" (1987). As a
single screen installation, playing back loud, the work is quite
The work is a forerunner of the cutup resynthesis video
technique which eventually became the "Granular Synthesis"
trademark, from 1993-2003.
+PIRANHA text pdf
© Kurt Hentschläger 1991