Video Installation
3D Animation, 6m1s

at Kunst im Hafen Düsseldorf

About this Place
Located in Reisholzer Hafen in Düsseldorf, the port warehouse “Kunst im Hafen” has been utilized as an exhibition space for artists since 1992. Right in front of the port warehouse flows the Rhine River, one of the largest in Europe, and remnants of old tracks and pulleys that were once used can still be seen along the riverbank.

As I looked at the river from inside the building, it appeared as if the landscape was framed by the door, trimming it down. The actual river that existed just a few meters away seemed like a phantom, creating a mysterious sensation within me.
As the sense of reality faded, the time inside the building and the time outside began to shift gradually. The timeline that should have been following the exact same path seemed to split into two at a certain moment, giving rise to the illusion. I wondered if I could venture over there, but it felt like an instinctual sensation that once I went, I wouldn’t be able to come back.
It made me imagine what it would feel like to be on the verge of death.

The view outside through the slightly ajar sliding door. In front of that door, there’s a monitor where you can watch an animation depicting a different view of the exact same space.

The Sanzu River, said to be visited when one is about to approach death, lies nearby. In a port warehouse by its banks, grimy figures fret over their dirtiness. Tracing the regrets from their time when they were alive, they hesitate on whether to cross over to the other side of the river.

Technical Description
The space is scanned using ios 3d Scanner App and 3D Models are modelled using VR Drawing Adobe Medium and Blender. The 3D animation has been developed using Unity.

Exhibition Information
“(irgendein) Raum”
Kunst im Hafen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Oct. 7 -23, 2022