david edward allen

- egg video -

Einsteinturm, Sonnenobservatorium, Potsdam, Germany Looped VHS/HI8 video, 2004

egg video sketch after Mendelsohn egg camera from above
egg camera from below egg camera from below egg impact

This video was made by dropping several eggs from the top of the tower until one of the eggs was caught directly on the camera lens. The film repeats the moment when the egg impacts with the camera on a continous loop. The solar observatory, by the architect Erich Mendelsohn, was originally built in 1920-21 to test Einsteins theory of relativity.