Presented in the Old Paradise Gardens – a former burial ground – this beautiful and unnerving video is a portrait of human existence under confinement. Filmed from the exterior of a hospice where the terminally ill are cared for, the video features a middle-aged man looking out of a window from a darkened room within the complex. His stare intent, it’s unclear whether he's confronting the viewer's own intrusive gaze or looking out in a desire to make contact. Functioning as a memento mori, the video presents a ghostly reminder of one’s own mortality. At the same time, it is also a portrayal of human resilience – the ability to persist and endure beyond the constraints of our immediate circumstances.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut London.