Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The day I didn't turn with the world

Guido van der Werve The day I didn't turn with the world

work description
The artist travelled to the geographic North Pole and stood on the exact axis of the world for 24 hours, turning clockwise while the earth under him turned anti-clockwise. Due to this counter-movement, the artist and the world were desynchronized for one day. Van der Werve filmed the performance every 6 seconds and time-lapsed the 24-hour film to 9 minutes, thus achieving a sort of stasis, an unearthly feeling of momentary suspense and separation.

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