Functional Pictures

Scenario data

Eran Schaerf (born 1962 in Tel Aviv, now living in Brussels and Berlin) has created a polyphonic conversation piece in speech bubbles called "Scenario data". However, the speech bubbles are not flat and unobtrusive like in the comics but have an autonomous life of their own. They begin to break apart, fold themselves over and push each other away. It is also unusual that the bubbles do not contain sentences or onomatopoeic expressions but numbers which reflect the number of times the bubble has folded itself (from 0 for flat to 4 when it has folded four times). The speech bubbles confront each other as if in agitated argument, each fold a rhetorical rejoinder.

(Vitus Weh)