Maurits Boettger

Wertschöpfungskette, Necklace
Wertschöpfungskette, Necklace, Gold Plated Silver, Made on Etsy, 2022
The value chain uses market logic to make fun of capitalism.
morgen, transient installation
morgen, long term installation, 2022
morgen is an installation of flags that spell the word tomorrow in the local language. Gradually torn apart by the wind, the flags allude to a tomorrow that is fading away due to human-induced climate change.
Video Still Novelty Trap
Novelty Trap, Video, 2021
Videographic investigation of the thresholds of human pattern recognition using the limits of computer-generated randomness.
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Time Sales Online, Webshop, 2021
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Exhibition view How to kill time fast
How to kill time fast, Video Installation, 2020
Cracking and eating sunflower seeds is good for nothing but passing time. How can this be done efficiently?
Videostill The presence of absence
The presence of absence, Video, 2020
What gives me the right to intervene in the world and alter things?
One out of the 25 art columns showing 360° Stillstand
360° Stillstand, Posters on advertising columns, 2020
The installation freezes time locally on 25 advertising columns in cologne by wrapping them in posters of the immediate surroundings.
Exhibition view Time Play
Time Play, Installation, 2020
Egg Timers piled up to rotating towers that collapse after a while.
Rendering Umweg 1
Detour 1, Installation, 2020
An installation that exhibits its base, the m20 in the Alte Feuerwache Cologne
Filmstill destino, destino,
destino, destino, Film, 2020
With their voices, the Jaladores of South American bus terminals create an acoustic guidance system to draw passengers to the buses. However, the practical purpose of their cries is lost within the intersecting shouting of all the other competing Jaladores, and, in the ensuing noise, their yells become a rolling mantra of rhythmic and melodic loops.
Videostill Toauquix
Toauquix, Video, 2019
The suspension of place, through abstraction of names. A journey with the horizon. Watch
The flag
Way to Warmth, Installation, 2019
The flag, printed with a color gradient from blue to red, always points the way to a warmer place and at the same time indicates the human-made temporal temperature gradient.
The Music Box and the Artist in Cologne
Spieluhr, Instrument, 2019
An instrument for the playful manufacturing of time. Video
With Heart and Hand
With Heart and Hand, Video, 2019
Video from a camera focused on a clock. My pulse shakes the camera, thus creating a correlation between the image and the second hand of the watch.
Nothing like time
Nothing but time, Performance, 2018
Time Sales Ltd. deals with time as an art piece, the most ephemeral product ever. After specifiying amount and purpose, the customer sets the price he will pay for his time. Video
Real Time Delay
Real Time Delay, Intervention, 2018
We hear two versions of the opening speech for an exhibition. One version comes directly from the orator, while another is reproduced with increasing delay via loudspeakers. At the beginning the speech is still intelligible, but as the delay increases over time, sounds overlap and it becomes more difficult to understand.
Foreign Time
Foreign Time, Installation, 2018
The pulse of a human being, transferred to a room. Acoustic and haptic stimuli enable the synchronization of your heartbeat with that of the absent subject.
Girasol, Apparatus, 2017
A sundial which, by always pointing towards the sun and never throwing any shadow on the dial, refuses to mark the passage of time. Diploma Thesis
Metrotom, Apparatus, 2017
A chaotic pendulum attached to a metronome, thus disturbing the regular rhythm of the metronome and creating slight but unpredictable variances. Documentation
Kontraktion und Dilatation in Herz und Raum
Contraction and Dilation in Heart and Space, Still Image Animation, 2017
A 10 second still image animation loop underlaid with the sound of my heartbeat.
Sanduhr (beschleunigt)
Hourglass (accelerated), Video loop, 2017
A 0.56 second video loop of a person in a desert swinging an hourglass on a string.
Watch, Apparatus, 2017
The Watch poses the question of the rule over time. Anyone who looks at the watch stops its progress. But if you turn your back on it, time suddenly passes again unnoticed. Documentation
Coincidence (on the flip of a coin)
Coincidence on the flip of a coin, Video loop, 2016
Flipping a coin, and following its directions in a place without landmarks or points of orientation. Heads = to the right, Tails = to the left.
Tigers of the Past
Tigers of the Past, Film, 2016
A short film on projection, anticipation, memory, past, and future. Watch Film
Audiotekt, Android Application, 2016
An Android Application that generates a remix from ambient noise based on the movement of the smartphone. Download
VThcierflih, 7 Videos, 2016
Tutorials from Youtube. Sound played forwards - Images played backwards. Singleshot. Playlist
Luftpfützengesichter Luftpfützengesichter, Installation, 2015
A concave mirror in combination with a telescope enables the spectator to see himself in a mirage Video
La Espera The Wait, Film, 2015
11 Minutes and 49 Seconds
A video essay about waiting time in Germany and Colombia. Watch Film
La Espera
La Espera, 7 Drawings, 2014
The long lines of waiting people in Colombia inspired the series La Espera. Drops of ink, running across the page pulled by gravity, drew the figures. The paper was then rotated 180 degrees.
Strange Loops
Strange Loops, Video, 2013
Inspired by Douglas R. Hofstadter's description of the strange loops, I attached a camera to a motor and brought it to 25 revolutions per second, thus matching the image frequency of the camera.