Show More

Foreign Bridges

 

Videoinstallation at Die Blaue Nacht in Nürnberg, Germany May 2011

 

See Video documentation here.

 

A video from the bridge in Nykarleby, my former hometown in Finland, during winter is projected on a bridge in the summer in Germany. The installation is placed on a bridge in the city center and the video can be seen from both sides.

 

The screen is sliced so that the pedestrians can walk trough it. It seems like people appear and disappear in and out of the Finnish landscape. The bridges in the German town takes the pedestrians from one side to another, but the bridge in my installation leads their imagination to another time, another place. Similar, yet a universe away. I worked with contrasts and the idea of feeling at home or alienated.

 

The theme of Blaue Nacht was Foreign worlds.