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.