SWITCHING. Origin - Home - Belonging, is my reflection on what do we really call home, where do we really... Read More
SWITCHING. Origin - Home - Belonging, is my reflection on what do we really call home, where do we really come from and what are part of. Many of us live in the city, some, like me, have even lived in different cities in different countries, looking for a place to call home, looking outside, looking around us, in this artificial man-created worlds but when we really look at weâ€™re living organisms, weâ€™re not artificial, we consist of cells, nothing in us is fixed but organic and uneven, we belong to nature and just as nature exploded from the conjunction of elements here on earth so it did everywhere else in the universe.
This is a video installation in which the video is projected on two walls, using the corner where these two walls intersect as the centre of the screen. On one wall half of the video is projected and on the other wall you can see the other half. The video goes spinning clockwise and changing perspective from vertical to horizontal for the 9 minutes and 17 seconds of the duration of the video. This video is playing on a loop. In the centre of the room there is a chain from which a model of the moon is hanging. The moonâ€™s diameter is 60 cm and itâ€™s hanging at about 60 cm from the floor, with a spotlight shining upon it.
In my video I compare and contrast the two worlds, the world of the city, the work of men and the world of nature, the work of the elements only to take off in the end and look above, look to the skies and the stars and find in the moon the same formulas, the same structures that reciprocate here in our terrestrial â€œhomeâ€ only to understand that weâ€™re never â€œnotâ€ home, never too close, never too far.
I make present the element of water all through my video as it is the element from which all forms come from, it is what provokes, what makes us as humans, what we mostly consist of.
I chose to then depart and dissect the moon into hexagons and formulas, the moon being the power that moves the tides and physically balances our existence but also that reflects our own composition. Nature, humans, moon and universe connect to each other by sharing the same particles, the same chemistry.
The film sequences city, nature and moon all through the video involve making connections between the structure and behavior of elements in the universe as we understand it.