Thomas Bayrle (b. 1937(
Autobahn-Kopf (Motorway-Head), (1988/89)

One of the most impressive pieces, a 16-millimetre film of montages of black and white stills, Autobahnkopf, appears at first glance to be an image of an anatomical human head turning its face in all directions. A closer look reveals the image as constructed from many loops of footage of busy highways.

The artist uses the metaphor of the motorway to portray a state of modernity in which we are 'racing to stand still'