AU COUCHER DU SOLEIL 2018
Single-Channel digital video, colour,
Sound, 1: 09 :11
Sun Loungers, Parasol, Aluminium foil
Villa Lauried am Lüssiweg 19 Zug
4. May – 30. June 2018
Curated by Jacqueline Falk
This video was made on the CMA CGM Georgia cargo ship during my voyage from Genoa to Newark. In the video, the time dimension is strongly accentuated and it is perceived as a disturbance element, in fact, the video is composed of a single one-hour-long scene in which the only movement is given by the flow of water and the slow and progressive displacement of shadows reflected on the containers. Although the video was shot at sunset, the sunset is not visible but only perceivable. The romantic connotation usually attributed to the sunset, in the video is totally annihilated by the deafening background noise produced by the cargo ship engines and the foreground view of bulky containers.