Recycling Cinema

Author: Ellen Pau

The video installation “Recycling Cinema” is a projection which is programmed to automatically move back and forth at a 120 degree angle onto a wide, arched paper screen in a dark room. The video shows a highway in Hong Kong nearby the sea. It was recorded by a moving camera, and images themselves, the cars, are also moving in different directions and at different speeds. This causes the viewers a kind of irritation and loss of orientation, because the frame is moving continuously on the screen, while the image itself is at times moving in the opposite direction. In this piece I am interested in questioning the way we see things, in order to make us more aware of our own existence.

― Text by the artist

Single-channel video

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Location Code: AV.PAE.REC
Language: No Dialogue
Year of Publication: 1998-99