READING ON THE INTERCOM
a perfomative act / installations by David Rych with Kids, 2020
When did you last ring the intercom? David Rych used what was once a kind of telephonic machine and contributed to Die Balkone with his son Leonard. On the intercom, they read books they selected together from the family library. Through these readings on science fiction and social anthropology, they recall the days when one could just call and connect through a house bell. Otherwise Rych’s work explores the different approaches in documentary and composition of moving image archives in relation to collective identities, personal and official narratives of history, and their visual representations.
David Rych is an artist and filmmaker. His projects, videos, and films engage with issues of cultural, social, and political transformations as a basis for aesthetic decisions. His work explores the different approaches in documentary and composition of moving image archives, mostly dealing with the production of knowledge in relation to collective identities, personal and official narratives of history, and their visual representations. Rych’s art projects and films have been internationally exhibited in museums, art biennials, and media arts festivals. He is a professor of Screen Media Art Practices and head of study programs at the Art Academy in Trondheim within the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).