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Playing Field


Over the course of one year, this video series (22 parts) shows always the same section: a playing field with a climbing contraption, behind that a school and a residential block, as well as a couple of trees, recorded through a window with a fixed camera. The horizontal pathway together with the vertical trees and the left window frame form a raster. The movement of the window pane causes the reflection to wander, whereby the things move and the people, who at a direct view walk along the pathway, seem to go into the opposite direction and to disappear. Thus, astounding presumptions, synchronisms and repetitions are generated, dependent on the position of the reflecting window wing. The video sequences start and end with the images of the inner surface of the window wing, which upon opening and closing, in a close proximity to the lens, generate a broad black field.

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