The Escape

HD video, 4’06’’ (loop), 2016/2017

The Escape shows a continuous linear forward motion down a dark path, while people are running forward, shown from behind. The purified night scene of an escape opens the space of multiple interpretations of the scene, as well as the possibility of a multiple identification of the “fugitives”. It is not clear where the road leads, but it is certain that the escape is inevitable. The quiet and persistent persecution and the suggestive atmosphere aim to erase the boundaries between the one who pursues and the one who is being persecuted. The person staring at the fugitives chooses whether to identify himself as a hunter or as a fugitive. The associations, such as the escape from the system in which we live, escape from an imaginary hunter, escape from the camera or from the audience, revolve around in a perpetual loop.