face to face (across the sea)

outdoor video installation, video footage: Ireland/Newfoundland 2012, realisation: Kulturpfadfest 2013, Burgplatz, Essen

The work aims to underline the close relation of the opposite shores of the North Atlantic by shrinking the ocean and enabling the viewer to look from one side across to the other, then cross it by a few steps to the backside projection and look back across again.

filming axis across the Atlantic; map by Google

This is achieved by displaying video sequences filmed from closest opposite points towards the respective other - from Bolus Head in Kerry, Ireland and from Sandy Cove Head on Fogo Island, Newfoundland - on two projection screens standing back to back to each other and in the axis of the actual view across the Atlantic.

The work was supported by the Cill Rialaig Project, teh Tilting Recreation and Cultural Society and the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The work was also realised in a version with two monitors.

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