installation view • Generaal Vetterstraat 66, Amsterdam (NL), 2014

installation view • Generaal Vetterstraat 66, Amsterdam (NL), 2014

film still • 03:39

film still • 05:40

film still • 10:43

two-channel video installation
280 x 157 x 10cm, 16:9 HDV 25p, 12:48 min, loop

Buildings work as a type of communication, both corporate and commercial. But how transparent is this communicated, 'transparent' architecture? Within this transparent architecture, the space itself becomes fluent, and the scenery of the street from outside comes inside, and the inside, in its turn, flies out. But is all of this freedom, equality and democracy? Or does it signify a society of total control and an absolute loss of individuality? Nowadays, transparent glass changes into mirrored glass, mirroring clouds and buildings, making them as one. Concealment becomes as relevant as the act of displaying things. You can see, without being seen. Or, we can think of transparency that holds a one-way visibility control: camera's, guards and access passes, all of which disguise themselves with their notions of transparency.

Cinematographer, Film editor and Sound
Mirte van Duppen
Grace Kyne-Lilley
Nils Fram, Tristiana & Trentmoller, While the cold winter waiting (edited)
Grace Kyne-Lilley

Landscapes Amsterdam (Amstelstation and Zuidas), London (The City and Canary Wharf) and Frankfurt

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Sandberg Instituut, 2014