Three is a crowd
video installation, 15:27min, 2015
in collaboration with Maarten Schuurman

“The skillful performance of the mass gymnastic production depends on how the gymnasts, backdrop and music, the three major components of the work, are combined. If these components lack organic unity, the performance will fail to touch the hearts of spectators and breathe the same air with them.”
Kim Jong Il, 1987

What happens when two people re-enact a mass gymnastic performance usually done by 20.000 North Koreans in a stadium? On a tribune with one seat a singled out image is changed according to signs given from a facing platform, using semaphore flag codes. In our installation we research the difference between the individual vs. the mass as a creator, discovering the abstraction of the isolated pixel.
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