2006. 10:00 minutes, 35mm film and HDcam, aspect ratio 16:9
Once ‘public space’ was a clear concept. It was a kind democratic medium that could be accessed by everyone, safely and freely available for traffic between people. Now things have changed; thanks to mobile communication systems, we carry our personal space with us like an air bubble, and the public sphere has become a set of subsets.read more
The main characters are moving through a space that Veldhoen has portrayed with a kind of ‘moving photography’ technique, whereby a two-dimensional image becomes three-dimensional and starts to move. We see telling images of a train and a metro station, a market. It is a series of modern ‘guilty spots’. We cannot see the ‘usual suspects’, but time is ticking on mercilessly; and the heralded occurrence will take place.
Vinken & van Kampen
The work has won the 1st prize at the Videomedeja video festival in 2006 (at the Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia/Montenegro) and was nominated for a Golden Calf (best short film) at the Dutch Film Festival. The single channel version had its premiere at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival. It was shown (amongst others) on film and video festivals in Clermont Ferrand, Utrecht, Paris (Institut Neerlandais), Osnabrueck (EMAF), Madrid, Seoul, Rome, Ismaelia (Egypt), New York, Canada and China.
The installation version was a part of the exhibition ‘The Discovery of Slowness’. This exhibition showed at the Noord Brabants Museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, The National Centre of Photography, St Petersburg, Russia and the CEAC, Xiamen, China.