Distance I-IV (2020)

Colorful montages are printed on Plexiglass hovering in front of the videos. The images are sourced from various user manuals and technical illustratuons. The videos behind them show infrastructures that allude to a machine-like pattern of repetition. They are inspired by an old encyclopedia with photos of ancient ruins. Each photo in these books from my childhood had a transparent foil with the missing part of the ruins drawn in so you could lay them over the photo to make the building complete. Distance I-IV could be viewed as a sort of “poor man's augmented reality”, addressing themes of escapism and our understanding of reality. I like the idea of being able to upgrade reality, be it by art or other means.