Adel Abidin:  Musical Chairs

Video/Sound installation

Musical Chairs shows a group of elderly men in suits competing in a game of musical chairs, led by their secretary. Graceful movements belie a cutthroat competition: occupy a space or face permanent exclusion. The continuously looping video does not allow for the conclusion of a winner.


Three channels synchronized video/Sound installation

Color High-Definition video three channel

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Video standard: 1080 @25fes (Pal)

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 p

Duration: 00'22'15 min. (Loop)

Audio: Stereo (three synchronized channels)

Technical requirements: 3 Full-HD projectors, 6 active speakers, 3 Media players, Ethernet switch, Internet cables and configuration files.

Note: Size of the projections varies with the size of the gallery space