2022 - Video Installation
Installation: 2.5x3m, projection on hanging cloth (2.3x1.4m), visitors lay on very soft carpet (2.3x1.7m).
Video: Black & White, Mono, Full HD, 2:1, 7 min 30 sec
Exhibited at Inselgalerie, Berlin Friedrichshain, 2022
"Focus" is an immersive video installation that invites visitors to lie on a soft surface and explore their inner states. As they gaze upon my eyes projected above them, my voice guides them through a series of verbal prompts that encourage them to observe different parts of their body, ponder questions, and become aware of how these processes affect their sensations.
The audio prompts include suggestions such as "soften your tongue", "release your jaw", and "where do you feel inner power in your body?" Throughout the experience, visitors are repeatedly asked, "how do you feel now?", inviting them to continually register any changes in their inner states.
The video concludes by inviting visitors to observe their inner landscapes and then take three minutes to intuitively draw what they experienced. Pencils and postcard-sized paper are provided, allowing visitors to express something experienced in visual form.
This project offers visitors a space to unwind, open up mental space for new insights to arise, and experience first-hand how focusing the mind can influence perception. By inviting visitors to express their experience in visual form, "Focus" encourages a hands-on exploration of one's inner states.