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Martijn Veldhoen

Momentum 05:50, Color, Stereo, NL, 2003

Special Mention

o go is a verb that refers to a movement, without being specific about its nature. Walking, driving or floating, for example, are much clearer in this respect; they describe the movement as something that is connected to the body. In ‘Momentum’, as viewer, we go in one slow movement through a sequence of spaces. Through corridors, rooms, doors, over balustrades onto a patio, to the street, and then back inside through an open window. Having acquired the ability to take spatial barriers effortlessly, we seem to be losing our physical form. The disappearance of our body silently echoes in the total absence of people in the places we pass through. And perhaps also in the voice we hear, the voice that tells us about an undefined loss.