The video ‘Respiration’ is a film clip of an immense imploding stadium in the USA. The clip is played on a mini TV screen. The contrast between the huge stadium and the small TV screen emphasizes a sense of disconnection. Playing the implosion forwards and backwards in slow motion recalls the rhythmic movement of breathing as the rib cage inflates and deflates. The cycle of material and human creation versus destruction becomes embodied in this work. Birth and death, creation and destruction of buildings and the rise and fall of civilizations, all ebb and flow as endlessly as breathing moves the rib cage up and down. From generation to generation.

What interests me here is the architecture and the tension between big and small.

Materials: Mini video screen, DVD

Size: 8 x 6 x 2 cm


Date:    2006