Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear

Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear IX, 2016



Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear is a collaboration with Julius von Bismarck. Shot in the exclusion zone around Tschernobyl, the series is an excursion into an “involontary park”, a non-human appropriated space through the perspective of a living deer. A camera has been mounted onto a deer's antlers and been directed towards its eye. What we then see is the refelection of the images projected from the landscape onto the animal’s retina. A mixture of an invisibly decaying but thriving natural ecosystem and the ruins left by the humans that once dominated this space, rejected infrastructures of a forgotten nuclear past. The deformed image, and direct product of the curvature of the animals ocular perception system, serves as a metaphor to an altered present, an altered environment in which these animals now live. Those images are dialoging within the piece with some found footage of the first spacial mission, the subjectivity of the astronaut looking at the earth from above directly responds to the subjective perspetive of the deer itself.

Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear III, 2016

Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear IV, 2016

Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear II, 2016

Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear V, 2016