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Binoculars

Everything Is Far from Here

 

2017 | Basque country, Spain

Video loop | Noise | English subtitles 

 

'We seem to understand and see clearly the things in our lives that relate to us at an appropriate distance. Paradoxically, everything that is close by seems to be elusive'

 

Clarinde Wesselink is developing two identical binoculars for her solo exhibition How to Touch the Space at Nieuw Dakota in Amsterdam. Visitors can wear the binoculars themselves during the exhibition. The two binoculars ensure that everything that is far away seems to be both sharp and close. What is close by is perceived as blurred. Wesselink wants to create an experience for people that they also experience in daily life. With this work Wesselink also wants to express that we constantly perceive only a small part of reality in our consciousness and create our own reality around it. 

Camera and editing: Clementine van der Bent

Music: Bart de Kroon
Performer: Clarinde Wesselink