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Stagger

2018

Virtual reality animation 01.00 min. Sound: Gry Bagøin

Concrete 60 · 80 · 30 cm, Porcelain ø70 cm, stainless steel

Acting by Alba August and Marie Reuther 120 min.

The virtual reality animation displays a dying swan. The body of the swan is shaking and fighting. Besides the tremor and trembling caused by the nervous system when it dies, I am interested in the similarities between spasm, devotion and death which the animation join into the same motion and sound. Within the virtual space, the physical dimension is suspended and transformed into a realistic situation where the viewer is able to observe the movements of the swan from all angles and pass through bodily space and death. You are released from the physical where others can see you, but you cannot see them.

 

Instruction / for use. The object is hollow and its upthrust force can carry and keep a human being fixed under water. The frame is attached to the neck and the object, floating in water, will carry the human being below, dead or alive. Photo: Torben Zenth