An adjective for uncertainty (e-motion). 2020. 3 minutes and 21 seconds video.

An assemblage of hanging mobiles and inject prints (video, taken from the mobiles' previous arrangements) look at a notion of Vertigo - the fear of falling vis-à-vis a simultaneous temptation (desire) to let go and to surrender to the fall.

A notion of Vertigo, as both a physical phenomenon and as sensory and cognitive duplicity, operates here as a figurative and formal device. Stressing the spectator as an active agent in the constitution of the artwork and its essential condition for its completeness, the installation's warping moiré and shifting effects are not merely directed to the eye but to experiences which affect the entire body, demanding the viewer to be in motion in front of or in relation to the work, marking a departure away from a usual secure position of set composition, in favour of mutable and unstable vertigo-like effects and sensory overload. Here, the work's sensory fabric and the spectator's psyche provide a mesmeric spiral of uncertainty. It reflects that perception is far from objective and somewhat easy to destabilise and deceive, and points to the way we see things always depending on our point of view.

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