Visual Artist

Do the Clouds Dance if There is Nobody to See, pt.1 
2015



Do the Clouds Dance if There is Nobody to See is a 16mm film projection. In looping 1 min film reel the nightly sky with clouds formations play in time-lapsed mode. The source of the footage is specially designed low light camera that records the nightly sky viewed from top of the mountain that appears as inverted and resemble luminosities of bright blue skies of midday sun. The feed of the web camera is transferred to 16mm film with digital direct technique. By reversing and re-arranging technologies the work is asking how those technologies mediate our experiences, specially related to temporality and spatiality. The obsolete 16mm projector evokes sense of nostalgia as the film shows not just the clouds that recall 19th century romantic landscape paintings but the grains, dust and the inherited color palette of films materiality. As an accompanying work to the film there are polaroid images of the same cloud skies that adds closeness and experience to the personal level and memories.