If you can see, look. If you can look, observe.

If you can see, look. If you can look, observe.

Photo by Sander van Wettum

If you can see, look. If you can look, observe.

Photo by Sander van Wettum

If you can see, look. If you can look. observe.

Photo by Sander van Wettum


Fragment taken from “Six perspectives on the usual”

 

 

A video about the things that escaped your attention five seconds ago.
The first monitor functions like a mirror with a five second delay. A camera records the person in front of the screen. Five seconds later, the delayed video feed is shown on the television screen in front of the viewer.

Six perspectives on the usual.
The second monitor shows a 30 minute video with typed observations by six people on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The observers were asked to describe what happens when nothing happens. The result is a documentation of everything we unconsciously perceive, but do not register.

I trimmed the bushes, now you can see.
The third monitor shows a live video feed of the window behind it. Outside, in front of that window, a person is trimming the bushes, thus clearing the view to the streets.