CRITICAL RUN  : COMMISSION A VIDEO INSTALLATION      1@colonel.dk

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 necessity.  

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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