Shot simultaneously in London and Iceland September 2001
A remote viewer is a person trained to focus and hold his or her
sub-conscious mind on a distant target that is normally shielded
by time and space and record information about that distant
person, place or event
The artist made a trip to Askja in Iceland and during this time a remote viewer attempted to trace/locate him without having any prior knowledge of the subject or his whereabouts
Two screen installation, each a 30 min loop. sound.
The central ideas here are those of projection and reception and in a way these elements become interchangeable. The remote viewer seems to invent or project the landscape rather than perceive it and the landscape seems to sense his presence. The use of the infinity screen as the projection wall for the footage of Iceland completes this inversion as it is the background on which the remote viewer was filmed. It seems to catch the image as it is thrown by the viewer. The two screens face each other and so constantly refer to this mental loop as the viewer switches from one to the other.