2017, HD video, 22‘04“, color, sound
A long shot. In the background, a chimney and a wind turbine on an otherwise deserted hilltop. Smoke appears on the left hand side of the frame. The sunshine that here and there breaks through the clouds of smoke create a fascinating, always changing shadow play on the hilltop. Observing the scenery, director Viktor Brim engages us in a contemplative take on what he himself describes as the “perceptual limits of watching moving images.” Brim visually describes a man-made environment, an industrial world that has shaped our natural environment and in which mechanics take over. And yet, Brim’s aesthetics remind us that regardless of our doings, time remains as it had always been: it creates space, it needs space, and it is time that is the main force in our life.