My short film Parallel Realms is now screening in a funtional S-train station in Vallensbæk, Norway as part of a public art event put on by the Digital Interactive Art Space. It will run from December 18th - February 15th, 2015.
The exhibition is about how we, as humans, constantly have to adapt
to the situation, we are in. To ‘fit in’ and to create meaning and
re-create ourselves in a changing everyday-life, where we are constantly
challenged by factors outside ourselves. The philosopher Jean-Francois
Lyotard talks about this condition as ‘the collapse of the great
narratives.’ As individuals we are aware of differences, diversity and
the incompatibility between our wants and convictions – we can no longer
explain our world in alignment with the traditional all-encompassing
models established through political systems and religious convictions.
The post-modern time we live in, is characterized by an overflow of
small stories, we put together to a whole that makes sense for each one
The title Translocations, or on how presence in space can change (you) refers
on the one hand to the dynamic relationship between the individual and
the circumstances we are part of. On the other, it refers to the
troubles of translation that occurs, when we time and time again must
re-create and re-interpret the specific situation. Is that even
possible? Or is it a case of individual and place interacting in some
kind of paradoxical or random interaction?
The exhibition theme tackles the way people experience and construct
relation between cause and effect to create meaning. The pieces are
selected with the wish to examine the contradictory relations not
immediately explained by common logic of cause and effect.
Finally, the exhibition highlights a site-specific condition. DIAS as
an art space is based on a ‘something’ which is placed in an unexpected
and new context – the ‘translocation’. The art space disrupts the
traditional framing of art, to allow digital art, digital logic and
artistic strategies interplay with reality and the city space.
Parallel Realms, 2012-2013
Video, loop, color, 4:37 min.
The work is a commentary on the difficulties that can arise, when we
repeatedly recreate and reinterpret ourselves in a specific situation,
and how we as humans constantly have to adapt to the situation – both to
“fit in” and to find meaning, thus being able to recreate ourselves in a
changing everyday life, where we are constantly challenged by external
In the video Ryn Wilson explores, with a lovely understated humor, the
experience of placing oneself in a new context and thus be either
participating in or observing the reality that is right there. By
projecting herself into a film, the artist toys with our perception of,
what it is we see. She thus becomes both a character in the fictional
world and a critic who comments on the absurdity of the impact a film
has on its viewers. She becomes both voyeur and exhibitionist at the