A large print floating into the room shows the jungle surrounding the ruins of Chichén Itzá, the once prospering town of the Mexican peninsula Yucatán leaving one impressing archaeological site. I strolled away from the crowds of tourists and looked into the depths of the forest, down the canyons. I tried to recognize where exactly I was, but the signposts were completely faded and I simply let the place take effect on me. Suddenly, I was overcome by the feeling that the history of this place, that everything could have been just a wings flap ago. It seemed as if the sound of footsteps had just been fading. Or were they nearing?

The series of letters drawn on paper are based on US-American philosopher and psychologist William James’ approach to explain the human perception of time and the felt ‘now-moment. My written listing of these letter-chains was an attempt to document this process and in it all now-moments. Hoping to be ideally losing awareness of the present moment with help of this meditative repetition.

Lingerings

One ordinary trivial moment, captured on film, printed, folded to be passed by the viewer in order to create a moving image. In the framework of this piece, I enjoy the idea of dissecting time, both on an analytical and visual aesthetic level.

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