VIdeo based works

When I stand Here I Hear the Earth is Turning

7 monitors with sound

AIAV – Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan

Videos recorded in Yamaguchi for The Future of This Land exhibition played on monitors lined up in a row in a main corridor of AIAV. Visitors of the Art Center in order to see every exhibition room had to pass through the corridor, where each video was showing the processes of passing through different spaces without unveiling the beginning or ending point. Traces – shown on each video – were pointing to different time scales. The sound of a clock in different frequencies (from 40sec to 2min) accompanied each video. 

Installation was referring to 間 – MA – Japanese concept of in-between space. Explained often as negative space, gap, void, or pause, where the interval is holding as much importance (or more importance) than a compositional element itself. Ma represents an emptiness full of possibilities. 

The Future of This Land exhibition was focused on the potential of the region and question the direction Mine City – where depopulation of the region is progressing – could take in a Future.

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Akiyoshi Sinella

Video projections, fog
AIAV – Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan

Installation consisting of two video projections in a room slightly filled with fog. An Interactive projection was a reconstruction of an entrance to Akioshido cave. Its size was changing as one was moving through the space. As a result, the end of the path was getting smaller when one tried to approach it, making the exit of a path unreachable. Fog filling the room was creating a strong white beam of light extending the white exit/entrance door to the cave in the air. A video projected on the opposite side of a room was an animation referring to the passage of ionizing particles through cloud chambers. The title refers to Akiyoshi Sinella, a small, transparent, almost invisible creature, very hard to spot, adapted to live in Akiyoshi Cave. 

Akiyoshi Sinella, along together with the work above [When I stand Here I Hear the Earth is Turning] was a part of The Future of This Land exhibition. It was set up at the end of a corridor with monitors showing the processes of passing through different spaces. The show was focused on the potential of the Yamaguchi region, and it was questioning the direction Mine City – where depopulation is progressing – could take in a Future. 

Installation was referring to 間 – MA – Japanese concept of in-between space. Explained often as negative space, gap, void, or pause, where the interval is holding as much importance (or more importance) than a compositional element itself. Ma represents an emptiness full of possibilities.

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Future of this Land [Excerpts]

Video projections, fog
AIAV – Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan

Video recorded at a limestone quarry in Yamaguchi prefecture. It shows a fragment of a road emerging from the mist where one can see trucks carrying the limestone back and forth, appearing and disappearing in the fog. The exhibition room was every now and then slowly filled with the fog overlapping the projection on the walls. 

Installation was referring to 間 – MA – Japanese concept of in-between space. Explained often as negative space, gap, void, or pause, where the interval is holding as much importance (or more importance) than a compositional element itself.

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Ceramic, video projection, sound
CAMAC Art Center Marnay-sur-Seine, France

An installation consisting of a video projection, canvas, old dovecote pottery vases and sound. It was completed in Camac Art Centre in France in the the former dovecote pigeon house, where ceramic vases were used as housing for pigeons. 

The old vases were placed against the window space. During the daytime the daylight would cast shadows on the canvas placed on the floor and recorded every day. Through the arrival of the darkened night, this projection was presented on the wall along with the recorded sounds. The sound was layered and duplicated over time from the previous recordings as it was continually played through the duration of the day. The work was presented for a week.

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Illusory path​

Video projection in a 4-meter long corridor.
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