First exhibited at The 5th Socle Du Monde Biennale, HEART Museum of Art in Denmark.
Installation: Conceptual videoart installation, script and performative process. 30+1 glass screens, laminated wood, 2 screen videoprojection with sound, 2 lightboxes with seats. Publication/script with in 30+1 chapters. Conceptual workprocess with 7 actors from Hollywood.
Photo: Timme Hovind
7 Hollywood actors re-enacted a script the artist wrote about life-changing moments where other people´s experiences made such an impression through empathy, that their experiences became part of Jette hye Jin Mortensens identity and personal convictions. The 30+1 glasspanes represents her age at the time of the installation.
31 glass panes, 2 screen video loop, sound, glossed wood monolith 19 meters long, 2 seats and lightboxes with chapters of the video, script over the artist´s life from a collective perspective of important relationships. The actors went through a collective meditation process with the artist and during live-instructed filmsessions, they used their acting technique to explain and live themselves into other people they only met through the echo within the artist instructing them. I wanted to investigate how individual identity is formed by culture and social relationships collectively. We learn to express emotions on the outside, but how? Partly from (western) media, film and series maybe. From watching and being watched by others. Through relationships and empathy. Writing our opinions, beliefs, convictions collectively through a multiple mirror of faces we distribute our trust and time with.
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