Animated HD video, 1-channel, with sound, 12:15 min, 2015
The video focuses on the construction of reality through words. The observer is circled by an endlessly revolving room with no door. The room, an office, is in an unusual state of order or disorder and contains a bizarre constellation of objects. The walls end at the top simply in grey and look as though they have been torn off.
As the video progresses, the names of some of the objects appear, drawing our attention to them and giving them some kind of order, highlighting them – possibly even making them real? With each turn of the room, however, the objects are named and categorised differently, and the more they are named, the less we perceive the room itself.
In the end the film shows only the names, leaving observers to add in the images themselves.
Throughout the film a barrel organ plays in the background, repeating its melody over and over, sometimes playing slightly out of time, out of tune and, at times, even ridiculously wrongly.
Merry-go-round, viewing copy