The Endless Sandwich

The Endless Sandwich (1969) is a video work by Peter Weibel.

Between the TV set and viewer, a function exists whereby the user switches on and off the  appliance. He has reproduced this function and made it the content of the TV programme.  Sandwich character of the real process and reproduction process, of reflection and action.

On the screen, a series of viewers is seen sitting in front of TV sets. A fault occurs in the last set  shown, meaning the next viewer has to get up in order to repair the fault. This repair brings about a  disruption in the next viewer’s screen. The disruption propagates itself until it reaches the real TV  set, meaning the real viewer has to rise and eliminate the fault. Time delay: the real procedure is  the conclusion of the reproduced procedure.

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