COMPOSITION WITH RED, BLUE AND GREEN

16 mm film projection, 2min 56s loop

Lighting assistant: Nico Anklam
2018

Composition with Red, Blue and Green belongs to the cycle of works that have found their motifs in the Pärnu KEK Construction Company’s housing and industrial complex that was built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film looks at a window frame that is reminiscent of a Constructivist painting or sculpture and can be found in the industrial part of the complex. The little birch that grows out of the window frame is cast in subtly changing light that varies from the naturally setting sun to different conditions of artificial light. A sudden close up of the leaves swaying in the wind interupts the otherwise seemingly endless loop of a tree stuck amid the built environment. What at times resembles time-lapse photography is in fact brought about by still images that have been animated by a series of cross dissolves. The effect being a kind of uncertain nocturne – it remains unclear whether we are witnessing daytime or night and as these notions fall apart the film’s movement through the projector pushes itself to the foreground.


installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018

installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018

installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018

installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018