2014 - 2016
mixed media installation
16mm projector, 2HD video channels, polaroids, text on wall
dimensions / variable
Undefined Wildness starts with the found 16 mm b&w film piece (57 frames) from the late 1950s, depicting a person with sticks in his hands traversing a snow storm with a huge burden on his back. The footage was cleaned, restored and animated, and around it with intertwining of different media the story is built. The narrative plays with the relationship of size, proximity and distance. Opposite to the man there is a 16mm film of a mountain covered with clouds. The instant b&w images are showing three landscapes of one possible day; close view in front of the lake before the dawn, the snow forest during the day and a top of the hill before the sunset.
Between the films and the polaroids, seven handwritten inscriptions are present on the wall, excerpts from the book Walden by the American writer, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau.
“To anticipate, not the sunrise and the dawn merely, but, if possible, Nature herself!”
“It is true, I never assisted the Sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.”
The inevitability of the Sun. The 16mm projector is running, the light is shaped in a bright yellow circle.
The light bulb in the projector, which allows the viewer to see the content of the film corresponds to the sunlight, which gives the world to be visible to the eye.