Prologue to a story told from the perspective of the water between us
The work centers around an imagination of a social relation between animate and inanimate subjects and objects, their gestures and histories in different present times. The reason for their get-together is to work on a peace agreement, which in the course of the video manifests itself only temporary and unstable in form of a spatio-physical composition. Driven by the question of wether an agreement can include a conflict, the work is reflecting on both, the historical attempt of an identity formation, as well as a demand for an emancipation from an (unspecified) power system.
HD-Video, ca. 12 mins.
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation and curator-in-residence Renan Laru-an.