John Cage answers 19 questions on a variety of subjets using chance operations to determine the duration of his answers. From the film ‘From zero’, by Frank Scheffer.

»4900 Colours (Version II)«, 2007 by Gerhard Richter.

»Billboard 01«, 1991 by Gerwald Rockenschaub. Rockenschaub based his work on the modular system used by the poster company gewista, whereby each large-format poster is made up of 8–72 standard format sheets. He had these sheets printed in monochrome in seven industrial norm colours from which he made forty colourful combinations which could be independently selected on the spot by whoever was putting up the poster.


»one minute drawings«, 2010 by Claude Closky.

»www.aestheticecho.com«, 2009 by Rafaël Rozendaal.

»More Beautiful«, 2000 by Claude Closky.


»Serie 1024 x 768« by Johannes Franzen. This is an artist programmed software that makes a new image appear in a five to ten second interval. This means that for every new picture the computer program assigns a color to each of the 1024 times 768 dots. The machine does not proceed linearly, i. e. attribute a different color one by one to the dots on display. Rather, a random generator turns out new colors for all the dots with each new calculation; every time, every theoretically possible image can appear.


Neverland“. Michael Jackson’s eyes from his “Live from the Neverland Ranch” broadcast 1993.

Nostalgia is Fear“. An artificial snow machine randomly activates with or without the viewer standing in the headlights of the car. Works by Jordan Wolfson.