Forgotten Rooms

single-channel video installation. 5 min. HD. Silent

Kristina Kvalvik. 2016

 

 

Installation shot: A conversation with Vilhelm. Riddersalen. Kalundborg Museum. DK. 2016

 

I have always felt that such rooms possess great beauty even if there are no people in it; or perhaps precisely when there are none.
Vilhelm Hammershøi, 1907.

 

The video installation Forgotten Rooms explores the dark side of a place by referring to the traces that the past has left behind. At first glance, the work appears to be a static photograph, but on observing, one notices a subtle movement of the camera. It shifts from side to side, as if standing in front of a door looking into different rooms. The screen surrounds the video as a frame would to a painting.

The video references "The Four Rooms" by Vilhelm Hammershøi.

 

Forgotten Rooms is supported by Danish Art Workshops.

 

 

 

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