Das Raumschiff


1989, 00:05:37, PAL, black/white, silent, F004 05

Language and writing are central to the work of Adib Fricke, who became prominent primarily due to his Internet project The Word Company. In his only video to date Das Raumschiff, the word artist assembles animated ideograms to form a simple narrative plot. In so doing, Fricke is able to describe the landing and disappearance of the spaceship in a humorous way. The writing generates meaning not only in its typography, but also in its simultaneous animation of inner images.