Escalating perception / the gaze

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Escalating perception / the gaze
2004

In this video, an escalator within the metro station Potsdamer Platz in Berlin transforms into a location for a research of a partner. The attempt is to put in scene a flirt between adults carried up and down by an escalator and the observer. Unexpectedly, while they are moving up and down, the protagonists start addressing to the observer short sentences about themselves and their expectations of a new relationship, as if inviting him/her to a confrontation with their real necessities and wishes. These sentences are derived from interviews with Berlin-based women and men aged between 30 and 40, who, after a separation, started to perceive themselves once again as potential partners in a future relationship.

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