CRITICAL RUN :
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The debates are filmed and the footage is later used as
material for creating video artworks and installations.
CRITICAL RUN Stromboscopisé is a new video installation
consisting of 15 to 50 videos created during the CRITICAL RUN debates,
done over a decade in more than 30 countries. All the videos will be
show in the room together either as projections, on screens or on
monitors. On videos, we see CRITICAL RUN participants simultaneously
running and debating with each other about important topics, but in
different cultural, political and geographic contexts, which is
reflected in the choices of debate topics, ranging from climate issues
over war, corruption, xenophobia to more general questions like the
role of art our society.
The videos are subtitled, so the visitors can reflect on the depth of
what is being debated. Furthermore, headphones are provided in
order to find, follow and focus on a specific CRITICAL RUN videos.
The artwork gives an impression of a global energy and need for agora.
The debates are urgent and are happening all over the World. In the
video installation, room it is possible to experience it as one vision
and as individual debates that can be zoomed into independently.
When the stroboscopic fragments from videos with surprising statements
are put together in one symphonic experience in the exhibition space,
it creates on a both physical and critical level a strong feeling of
The debates in the videos encapsulate the room and surround the
visitors in such a way that the energy increases, turning the
exhibition space into a stimultating waking-up-platform with videos
creating blinking statements like stroboscopic flashes. It is a
symphony-like experience expressing harmony in its chaos. Like the many
debates and voices, although critical and diverse, together they speak
a common voice. The work gives a feeling of togetherness and focuses on
the fact that we are all concerned and debate together even though we
come from different parts of the World. This aspect of the exhibition
opens up for a very important discussion about collective critique and
draws parallels to the wider sociopolitical contexts related to the
inclusion of citizens’ opinions in a democratic society.
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