Falling asleep and other departures
This work is a minimalist video performance, in which a dimension of an image is unobtrusively being changed in the course of time. The video Falling asleep and other departures is a private analogy of the state of a long departures and subsequent loss of oneself. The last frame of the video refers to a static, numb point.
The video installation Falling asleep, other departures and losses reflects private analogies and associations connected with time related to this change. A gradual transformation from a 3D image to 2D halt. The process of transition from a movable, colour video to a static black and white image.
The video was projected on the dusty floor of the gallery. The video capturing my reclining self-portrait was slowly covered with white powder. The sound in the video is authentic (quiet sound of falling white powder). The video slows down and loses its richness of colour. The last frame of the video is missing and is replaced by a black and white photography. The black and white photography is not the result of a digital adjustment of a fading colour, but it is an output of a natural and mechanical flux.
I am not interested in sleeping and other departures in terms of dreams and surreal world, but I perceive and study it as a condition existing on a time line and resulting in one point followed by a revitalization. I am also intrigued by the relation between the death, as a static point, and an artwork, which in the moment of its creation goes from a process to point. Its own loss and estrangement is also connected with this moment.