The installation extends in a rectangular space of 125 square meters. A series of wall partitions create different spaces and in turn creates different possible routes. The walls are placed in a way to design a labyrinth and as such it aims to disorient who lies within. Some walls are used as a projection screen, others has a screen installed in it, a total of 9 screens distributed in the space. There is also a sound piece installed in a wall right after one entrance broken wall. This sound piece contains two different headphones, in every headphone you can hear an elocution called “Decalogue”, every Decalogue explains that after hearing the ten opinions you need to decide if you agree about 5 or more. Depending on what Decalogue you agree the most you go to the left or to the right, so the viewer itinerary will be affected by this decision based on binary opposites agreement.
For the video installation I produced 8 audiovisuals. Every audiovisual is different from each other. Different topic, recording technique, narrative and use of film language. Every product has its inner coherence, one of them have been produced from a script of a traditional narrative film language, another is the result of an new edited storyline from online appropriated footage, another is an experimental, nonlinear juxtaposition of a moving image portrait exercise, other is a minimalist documentary of people working in different tasks at the same institution, other is a re-interpretation of an excerpt of a well known experimental silent film (Men with the movie camera) captured from an online source, another is a documentary with a more traditional look, images and narrative voice over, and the last one is a circular narrative experimental short movie.
All this movies are not exhibited in a one movie-one screen correspondence. Just one of them fits into this category, the Men with the movie camera excerpt interpretation. In The Shift, two other videos are sharing the same screen in a constant unsynchronized juxtaposition, and the rest are chopped in time sections and spread in different screens, in a way that one can see different sections of different audiovisuals in a random order. The installation is a physical maze as well as the structure of the video exhibition. The audience is invited to wander in the space meanwhile they make their own choices. To put together some pieces of the puzzle or/and create personal associations among all the products, and the the relation among the audiovisuals and the aesthetics of the design of the space distribution.
All the walls of the maze have two very distinct sides. One of them is a smooth white surface meanwhile the opposite side shows itself as raw as a wooden wall in a backstage, some props used meanwhile the construction are accumulated against the “back” side of the walls.