DV PAL, single channel video, 5:12, 2002

Filmed from a rooftop, the viewer whitnesses a firework in a peripheric area (indicated through the brightly lit traffic veine in the right bottom corner of the image), which is far from anything spectacular.
With a nearly senseable efford each rocket seems to work its way solitarily into the night sky to give a blast and light it for a second.
But the reception of contemplation embedded in a suburban context is disturbed.
The slightly shaking hand camera and the noise of the night video image bring different pictures to mind. Lingering between the actually shown, nearly meditative event, and the link to media images of crisis documentary or modern war reportage, the work deals with the controvercy of perception in a time of a media enforced common picture memory.

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