On various occasions and most vividly while he and Tessa were associated, Dick claimed to have witnessed paranormal phenomena – moments when his life and the imaginary worlds of his novels coincided. XEROX MISSIVE 1977/2011 is a series of multiple intersecting realities. Through the characters’ implausible and uncanny exchange, the artists collapse moments across time and space, framing the screen-world of the artwork as an abstracted reality that is pervaded by considerations of death, paranoia, longing and confusion.
Philip K. Dick (1928 - 1982)
Tessa B. Dick (1954 - )
3-channel video installation: Archived video recordings (1977) transferred to HD video, original 3K video (2011), animation, sound, synced videos
4 min (loop)
Sound Mastering: Tim Bruniges