hideouts_ – Video Installation
A caravan as a symbol for those that leave, as a symbol for utopia, liberty and transit. Of this no man’s land between expulsion of ones’ origins and a uncertain future. A caravan as projection screen that submerges us in different levels of reality.
The sources of the work of hideouts_ are materials and ideas of A+, that haven’t been used in the ﬁnal piece and the planning for the future project „Anatomía de un sueño“ (… which had its’ première in may 2010, TAC Valladolid). It is a remix of existent material, stage production material interwoven with personal investigation.
A ﬁrst preview of hideouts_ was presented at Nodes de Gracia 2009 in an industrial elevator. The elevator as an “architectonical hideout”, a hideout for our collective memory…
hideouts_ installation for three synchronised monitors. There is no storyteller but there are hidden stories, about freedom, time and transit. Hideouts_refers to symbols. A no man’s land
As the title indicates the ﬁlm is a hideout of our collective memory, without referring exclusivly to the past. It gave us the sensation to assist a continiously process of suggestions which are directed to the spectators concience. A dense interwaeving of images and emotions. Fragments. cutt offs from television, VCR, and S-8 -archieves. found-footage from social networks.
A revolution on a small scale that doesn’t remain in the pictorial exploration of the grain or pixel. It looks at the same time for a narrative renovation.
We all have a prehistory, a personal history and a common history. A story at least. hideouts_ is referring to them, who do not accept reality as it is represented and constructed. It’s about uncovering connections. Connections between the found footage and our interior images. Connections between youth and and age, between the actor and the writer of a play. Connexión between “nowhere” and “now & here”, memories and initiative.
Hideouts_ could be what Françios Truffaut called “le cinéma de la chambre du fond”…
Idea & realisation
Alfred Mauve, Karla Kracht