Calmation 2012

“Calmation” shows a man floating in a river with strong currents. The man in the video does not attempt to escape into a virtual reality but instead tries to find balance and control in the place where he is.

We see how the man is trying to keep afloat and remain calm in the water that threatens to pull him away. From loudspeakers the sound of the streaming water fills the exhibition and underlines the power inherent in water. It also reminds us of the constant noise that surrounds us in today’s society, which we need to find our balance in and navigate through.