A SUNSET TAKES 7 MINUTES
16 mm transferred to Digital Format, 16:05 min, 2005
“A sunset takes 7 minutes” is set up on the roof of a building in Berlin. A group of young people is gathered, watching the setting sunset while chatting and drinking. The camera makes a slow 360 degree turn, panning the city landscape and the people on the roof, grasping a few fragments of their conversations. Their babbeling ranges from philosophical ponderings to existancial reflections. The whole scene repeats itself and the only thing changing is the setting sun and the slowly disappearing sunlight on the people’s faces. Instead of technically looping the scene the actors act the repetition. It looks like the group is caught in a moment of time, while everything else is moving onwards.
single-channel video installation, 2005