No straight lines in the ocean (installation), 2021
How is it that the horizon keeps seducing us over and over again? We stare, we long and dream, we listen, and yet we can only approach it. Perhaps that is what is so seductive about this dance: we move closer and then it drifts away.
It is impossible to reach it, and yet this reference line helps us position ourselves in space. The horizon also only really exists when we are in the world: On a map, it does not exist. Is the horizon a limit or a guide?
It is an elusive line, like the one where imagination and reality encounter each other. We travel and travel as if we wanted to be able to grasp it with our hands, to find the original place where the impossible and the possible meet. This hunt for understanding is vital and beautiful, but infinite, meaning: it creates life constantly. We fail and we try.
Perhaps this quest can teach us to what extent an excessive obsession with finding exact boundaries is problematic and completely pointless.
What emerges in these in-between spaces that we perceive as lines? How to make them tangible? This project also includes a video performance that can be viewed here.