This is Going Nowhere, 2005

video, 10 min, loop / no sound


Sten Are Sandbeck
This is Going Nowhere


The video depicts a quiet landscape scenery with stones, grass, flowers and a partly clouded sky. In the middle of the field a crude sign reads “THIS IS GOING NOWHERE”. The camera remains motionless, withholding the perspective of a still, only the small movements of plants in the gentle breeze and the slow alteration of clouds serve as evidence of time passing. Is there a story or purpose to this? Does it mean anything? The questions arising come down to this: Does it matter?


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