Pointless Vanishing Point
In situ video installation and land art piece, Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne.
A motion sensor camera placed at the entry of the cave films the space in real-time. A projector transmits this image with a few seconds of time delay to a screen placed at the far end of the room. The video footage is projected with a time-shift so as to provoke a loss of reference, a certain disorientation, in the spectator who is seeing and following an infinite number of versions of postponed self.
The essence of the work is the place in presence of the event (here, the spectator) without whom nothing will happen. The land art piece is the projection of a fictional place, born from the installation’s pre-conception, like the primitive trace of an early future.