Photo: © Mira Klug

Cinema Oceano

Concept and Realisation: Nigel Gavus & Ilkin Beste Cirak

2-Channel Video Installation ( Videoloop, 1 min, Color, Sound , 2021 ) ; Curtain no1 (270 x 400 cm) (Patchwork, Textile, 2021); Curtain no2 (300 x 300 cm) (Patchwork, Textile, 2021) ; “what is standing still, was moving” (Photoseries, 40×30 cm, 2021; Untitled (Poem on Paper, 2021))

The two-channel video installation „Cinema Oceano“ displays the conversion of an empty and abandoned parking lot transforming into an unusual cinema space without the presence of film or a movie screen.

Through the act of looking at the seawhich symbolises the vivid presence of the infinite, we experience a still view shaping a solid form. The site-specific installation of a patchwork curtain draws viewers attention to the filmic window, which can be considered as the entrance of the cinema space.

Regarding the dependency of the sea upon change for its constant existence, the images created during the project processes are appearing to be irreproducible, considering their methods of production and materiality, and therefore keep their authenticity and aura.

Through reinstalling the elements of the work into the white cube, a reproduction of the public intervention Cinema Oceano is (re)achieved by the artists, which frames the (im)possibility of reproduction.

A sustained meditation on the reflection of time, space and the process of image making.

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