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  • Shadow Projector

    Martin Ebner, Shadow Projector, installation video, silent, 20 min., loop, 2002 / Ökonomien der Zeit, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Migros Museum, Zürich / In December 2001 ca. 500 refugees and asylum seekers tried to cross the Eurotunnel from France to England by foot. This attempt failed, they were all caught by the police and security guards. The incident immediately created a news event spread worldwide by agencies and TV stations. Shadow Projector combines original footage taken by surveillance cameras and altered later in a more abstract direction by using a technique called "displacement mapping". The text fragments are taken from international news covering this event in the following days.