[ISEA2016] Artist Statement: Henrik Elburn — Tentative

Artist Statement

Animation, 2015, 3’13”, ISEA2016 Hong Kong Open Sky Project Honorable Mention

The video shows gestural interaction with a building. A human figure explores the contours and surfaces of the architecture surrounding it. The tentativeness of touch contrasts with the massiveness of the highrise on which these images are being displayed. The figure plays with the boundaries of the architectural space to create and comprehend it as a space for the human body. The work alludes to the rise of touch as primary means of our interaction with media, and to the tentativeness of our grasp of how contemporary media architectures transform our existence.

Collaborator : Jan Tretschok

Video: Tentative

  • Henrik Elburn (DE) Fine Art Professional – video, light, public space