2004, Video Loop, 01:18 min
The video installation Eyescapes - By the Water shows three projections of a river landscape. The pictures are reflections on my eye that I filmed while looking into the landscape. The landscape as well as the lashes and the lids are mirrored. The colours of the iris and the pupil partially overlap the scenery. In effect, the installation shows views into a familiar, yet changed world.
The three video projections consist of a calm sequence, in which the eye focuses on a tree. The following sequence shows a rotary motion in which the images of the surrounding landscape pass through the surface of the eye. The eye moves slowly upward into the sky. When the eye scanning the landscape seizes the fork of the tree the direction of the movement changes. The eye lowers down to the river scenery again. The cycle is repeated.
The video projections are temporally shifted. In effect the landscape seems to move from left to right. The impression of rotation becomes intensified. The space created by the three projections is developing a strong rhythm of calm and movement.