House Catching

Houses/Branches, Video Installation, Loop 15’’, DVD 20’ without sound, 2004

The video shows a group of simple, white buildings. The camera stubbornly fixes them, while in the foreground, branches swirl by creating a confused pattern. The fixation on the houses would be impossible in reality when driving by them. We drive, yes race through the landscape; the houses remain: though a bit vibrating, they remain the focal point. The restless network of branches in the foreground creates a dense, brushlike structure over the simple, geometric form of the buildings.

The video was purchased in 2010 for the New Media Collection Baselland/