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Objects from my household serve as proxies for world shaking global events in order to make sense of it all.
In a shadow play setting, private household items are piled up while a disembodied machine voice lists recent world-shaking events.
While the individual items are recognizable and the distinction of public / private is apparent in the beginning, a human voice increasingly takes over and the items become undistinguishable on the pile.
The work presents an attempt to make sense of complex processes by coding them into familiar objects. However the resulting ambivalence defies the notion of clear causality and questions the dichotomy of public vs private realms.

1920x1080 video, 13:21 mins, 2018-19

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