Your territory : Dina Ewans

HD Video, color, 6min, CH-D/e, 2013

Haus für elektronische Künste Basel, Handlungsbereitschaft | 4 Berlin, MJ Gallery Geneva, Centre Pasqu'Art Biel, ON-ION, ION Zürich, THE ROOM Gallery Weekend Berlin, Kunsthalle Krems Donaufestival 2013, Videoscreening, sic! Elephanthouse Lucerne

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In her video installation YOUR TERRITORY Florine Leoni explores grey areas and personal boundaries in everyday socio-spatial contexts. Two narratives of isolation and social responsibility derived from interviews serve as a point of departure. They are complemented by found footage from the Internet and in the case of YOUR TERRITORY: KASIA PARCURA also by specially recorded footage, whereby the mediated gaze creates connections between the personal space of each individual and his/ her immediate environment. The various levels are further interwoven by site-specific spatial interventions, which cause visual space and physical space to merge and their boundaries to blur. Leoni constructs an enigmatic narrative space that confronts the viewer with models of interpersonal behaviour and allows him/ her to experience emotional shifts ranging from involvement to exclusion. The interwoven visual, auditory and textual layers engage each viewer’s imagination and personal interpretations, thus allowing his/her combination of elements to become an integral part of the work.
Doris Gassert, 2013


Installation view at Haus für elektronische Künste Basel, 2013. Image: Stefan Holenstein



Videostills YOUR TERRITORY : DINA EWANS



Credits

Cast
Carla Johnson

Crew
Camera: Found footage, several sources
Mastering audio: Jannik Giger
Director: Florine Leoni
Supported by: Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia, BS/BL, Futurum Stiftung, FHNW Basel, Hochschule der Künste Bern, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule Frankfurt a.M., Bublitz.org Berlin