The raw material used in Blow-up comprises two shots from an old educational film about first aid: a man demonstrates mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a life-size dummy. Fruhauf introduces this scene into his own métier, turning the „blow-up“ metaphor into an image with a false bottom. With the aid of a digital photocopier, the strip of film was reduced in size to a narrow ribbon, and Blow-up shows this transformation in reverse. And this would not be a Fruhauf work if it did not conclude with a roguish smile...(Peter Tscherkassky)

OK Artist in Residence 2004
Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Austria 2000
black & white
1 minutes