PERCEPTION OF THE REAL
In the “perception of the real” I explore different ways to approach the real.
The documentary’s personal re-creation and the mysterious,
imaginative and apocalyptic rendering of right now.
My approach has been to almost spontaneously improvise and prepare
the different parts. Each time I have found a new element
I have taken the time to find a place for it.
The project has changed direction based on the advent of the different elements.
IN BETWEEN I
Video, 26:28 min. GoPro, HD, 2016.
The Aegean Sea underwater. Empty and still.
I get drawn into the picture and could sit and look into nothingness
almost in a trance . Now and then I catch a glimpse of bodies far away,
unaware that they are being observed and filmed.
There are bodies motion that breaks the transcendental stillness
and get me back to the present.
IN OUR PRESENT
Video, 10:16 min. Camera Obscura HD
I install a Camera Obscura in one of the rooms at home and get a representation of what I see outside. I sit fascinated for days in the dark and see the nature on the wall, up and down, slowly changing light and movement. I assemble after a while a camera to film the movie and invite my family to join me. When I look at the results I get too distracted by looking at an image that is upside down. I chose to present it in the right direction, though it is now appears upside down.
Installation of drawing/crystalball/black table/black chair/camera lucida (2016)
Text mounted at the table:
I am looking straight down through a prism which is set at a 45 degree angle.
The subject is situated approximately 3 – 4 metres in front of me.
I am closing one eye and looking straight down past the exposed edge of the prism to the tip of my pen.
Now I can see my real hand while simultaneously seeing a ghostly image of the subject in front of me.
I am following the outline of what I see.
To the left I see life and to the right I see death.
Straight ahead I see what is in between.