‘Shared Moments’ 2002
Shared Moments is founded on the repeating act in all it’s manifestations.
Events that show similarities, concerning the character of the activities that are to be seen, are juxtaposed. The actual events have taken place on different occasions and at different points of time.
The concept of "Shared Moments" emanates from the idea that such an event, recorded on video and thus stripped of it's original time-framework, can be given life again on a beforehand carefully defined moment.
Different video-recordings of related human actions are shown at the same time, synchronised at a fixed moment in their appearance. Every single event is documented more then once and thus shown in a comparative way. All pictures have an inserted date- and time code. If useful they also contain information about the location of the recording.
Three video-projections are used, projected next to each other on a long wall.
By means of split-screen technique, the three projections can be split up in several ways, resulting in six or twelve different pictures. (There will also be parts where no split-screen is used, resulting in three full-size video-pictures).
'Hard cuts' are used to edit the different chapters together; a run down of facts and happenings with a documentary character, all somehow related to the eye. The eye as an instrument to interact. Interaction between the person being recorded on videotape and the person behind the camera, as well as the virtual interaction between the spectator of the artwork and the recorded people on the video-screens. Extreme slow-motion technique is used to be able to stretch the moments of interaction.
All pictures have an inserted date- and time code. If useful they also contain information about the location of the recording.