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TO THE VISION MACHINE (2013)
To the Vision Machine
2013
HD-video, colour, sound, 28:48 min.

...is the beginning of a larger work on the visual inscription's invisible centre, on the picture as an internal object and its relation to vision and different imaging technologies. The work initiates a search for a code that would make vision redundant, a promised land which it can not hope to enter. The starting point is the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, or more precisely: the detonation of the atomic bomb as a photographic event. The first atomic bomb created a flash that lasted one fifteenth of a millionth of a second. The light penetrated every building and shadows of objects and bodies were exposed and burned onto the city's surfaces. When bodies and objects turned to ash, their traces were left as unintentional monuments. But the detonation itself can only be witnessed at the expense of one's eyesight or life. The sound of the whistle and the scene at the end is from the film "The Children of Hiroshima" ("Genbaku no ko", 1952), which shows the Peace Memorial Museum while it is under construction after the U.S. occupation had ended and it was allowed to remember the disaster again.

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Installation views, Eidsvoll verk, Eidsvoll, Norway





Installationview, Kalmar Konstmuseum, 2014.