Artist Statement →
Horizon is a five channel video- and sound installation that thematizes the synchronism of space and time, aiming to make the parallelism of multiple presents experienceable. The video installation shows five different people pursuing everyday activities in five different countries, locations and time zones, displayed in parallel in five projections. Each of the five 45-minute sequences cuts a specific moment out of its temporal context, then combining it with the others in a new setting. In addition to myself the subjects shown are friends who I invited to participate in the project. The discrepancy between social and geographic space is underlined by the fact that the people in the videos do not know each other, giving rise to a web of relationships that remains open: a field of research that is expandable and changeable. The installation is accompanied by the self-published artist's book HORIZON (edition of 20), consisting of a handmade leporello and a 7" vinyl. The vinyl plays a 5 minute excerpt mix of the spaces combined as a shared soundscape.