Installation

Inside nature, outside the square.
Playful spectatorship

A spatial get together of moving images that questions the boundaries of the image in relation to the spectator.


 

The installation ‘Inside nature, outside the square’ leads to questions dealing with embodied spectatorship and the relation between the creation of meaning, image and world.

When a person disappears off-frame, he doesn’t fall off the screen, but disappears in time.

I saw a bird sitting in a bush,
eating a red berry
and a second later, shitting it out.
The bird flew away.
If I’d passed by a few seconds earlier
I wouldn’t have seen the bird
and I might have not seen the bush
.

I see the image as a tool and a mirror to navigate through different ways of understanding. It is by framing things differently – by imagining other possible analogies and other ways of translating analogies from case to case – that we break the bounds of closed ideas that narrowly circumscribe what we allow to be possible. The continuously transforming play within my research is not to find meaning, but rather to see the movement of meaning.

When does our position change reality and when does reality change our position?

 

I am curious how the world is framed, rather than what is contained within that frame.

The video dioramas invite the spectator to move and to alternate one’s position to form meaning.

The video dioramas invite the spectator to move and to alternate one’s position to form meaning.How do we construct a reality – when do we make it our own? By imposing on the body and position of the spectator, I try to move away from the traditional one-way relationship between the audience and the screen. Instead of imposing a story, I want to invite the spectator to create its own. By walking from the left to the right, going up close, looking around, looking into, stepping back, looking at it all, the body works as a tool to travel from one space of understanding to another. It is an ongoing play between the material and the immaterial image – the physical object and the mind . By moving around, it allows the spectator to experience and intervene with the different ways of looking at and understanding the image or its reality (e.g. analytically or experientially).

‘Playtime’, 9 min, 2018


What do we perceive, when we SEE something is not there?

Playtime is a game between what is absent and what is present. By emphasizing on the visibility of absence, the image becomes a thought, a connection and an exchange. Like a window it is a surface, a reflection and an opening. It separates spaces between here and here, inside and outside, in front and behind – the image and the mind.

PICTURE GALLERY OF THE INSTALLATION