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Un Îlot
single channel video installation
6 min, DV
© Jana Papenbroock, 2009

On a traffic island in Paris the camera waits and follows random passers-by until its gaze is finally returned. The moments of mutual recognition are frozen into a succession of still photographs that turn the strangers into icons, referencing both lethal, surveillant and revering notions.

Sound: Scott Cazan
Assistance: Lily Whitsitt

Screened at
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg 2011
Centquatre, Paris, 2009