Gerd Belz

Portrobot

In French, the term “portrobot” refers to a phantom image that is combined of heterogeneous elements. Belz, who studied with Nam June Paik, transfers this principle to the genre of the self-portrait, which he deconstructs as it were in the camera by using the record / pause buttons and the intermittent sound. The artist presents himself as a fragmented physical being and in so doing simultaneously achieves a kind of anatomy of film editing.