david edward allen
texts & documentation

- egg video -

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


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.