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2015, single channel colour video projection, 9:00 minutes, looped.


80 different views of a residential courtyard (ein Hof ) in Berlin at night are projected in a continuous dissolve sequence. Hof proposes the transformation of the domestic everyday presence of the urban landscape at night into the psychological and physiological attraction of the experience of watching a film in a darkened cinema. While the bright lights of the windows in the apartment buildings recall the movie screen in a cinema and the views into the apartments recall the voyeuristic shots of films such as Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock 1954), the photos taken for Hof were not staged and the sequence is non-narrative. The connections viewers may make to scenes from films will be arbitrary and random; they are conditioned by the darkness; their imagination wanders and familiar images appear. Darkness becomes cinematic darkness. Dreams become movies.



Exhibited in the event The Dynamics of Darkness in the North at the Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland, February 2015.


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