Bernard Besson, 1973, 17'59''

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In this video, the Binnenhavenbrug in Rotterdam is both the subject and the carrier of the camera. This is placed in a fixed position on the bridge railing, and is twice turned to face a different direction. This results in a constantly changing perspective from one and the same point. The moment when the bridge begins to rise is the moment of action. The perspective of the camera changes, up to the point when the bridge can go no higher. Then the perspective returns to normal (or 'normal' as we perceive it). Besson plays with different vantage points, he wants to show the viewer that there is more than just one reality.

  • Date: 1973
  • Length: 17'59''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual
  • Keywords: reality, representation, image