Electronic appliances like TV-sets comprise a kind of
filter, which are slided like a screen in our perception in front of our
“reality”. The Pong screen stands for
this image of an electronic structure, which infiltrates the observer’s view
like films. The screen becomes a real object, whose features can be felt. This
effect is enhanced by the proportions relating to the body.
The actual contents of the screen, which the telegame
classic Pong comprises, is reduced to a minimal form. The netting of
electronic parts and circuits reveals is mainly simple structure. Only the
programme code inside the microcontroller remains hidden to the observer. The
reduction of the medial contents in favour of form and material refers to the
quest for a balance between “reality” and “screen”.