Afterglow, three-channel video projection, 7:25 min., 2016
The video was filmed in the obsolete architecture of German World War II bunkers and uses the reflected light of the phosphorescent guiding system to illuminate space. The elaborate guiding system was painted onto the architecture to mark paths, hallways, doors, stairs and obstacles; it was meant to provide orientation in complete darkness.
Each video sequence slowly reveals space: it begins with drawing a line into a dark space, then reveals more lines that outline the architecture until finally the concrete wall “materializes” itself. During this process the image tilts between a supposedly virtual drawing and a physical architecture. While space is revealed the viewer’s gaze is carefully navigated through the dark interior architecture of the bunker.
Supported by the Filmwerkstatt Kiel of the Film Foundation Hamburg-Schleswig Holstein GmbH
Sound: Eric Freeman