VIDEO INSTALLATION 2016
The Horizontal Window
The Horizontal Window, excerpts
Glass occupyies a position between fluidity and stasis – an amorphous element, integral in the production of moving images and architectural vistas, that actively distorts and transforms light. Filmed in a glass blowing factory, the interiors of Le Corbusier’s 1923 Villa Le Lac, and the surrounds of southwest Switzerland, The Horizontal Window intercuts two contrasting aspect ratios that parallel the primary apertures of Villa Le Lac: an 11-meter ribbon window facing Lake Geneva and a smaller, squarer unglazed frame cut into the exterior garden wall.

The Horizontal Window, installation view, Gallery of Contemporary Art, E-WERK, Freiburg. Photograph: Marc Doradzillo

The Horizontal Window, installation view, Gallery of Contemporary Art, E-WERK, Freiburg. Photograph: Marc Doradzillo
The Horizontal Window (2016)
Single channel 4K video installation, colour, stereo
13:45 minutes

Cinematographer: Mario Krause
Villa Le Lac: Nicole Beuchat, Patrick Moser
Glassmaker: Samuel Clémentin
Voice: John Norman

The Horizontal Window was originally commissioned by the Gallery for Contemporary Art, E-WERK Freiburg; Glasgow International 2016; and The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow

Villa “Le Lac” is a property of Foundation Le Corbusier - Paris
Run by Association Villa “Le Lac” Le Corbusier - Corseaux
www.villalelac.ch

Glassworks
www.matteogonet.com

Script:
Le Corbusier, ‘Une Petite Maison 1923’ and original text

Special thanks:
Nella Aarne, Nicole Beuchat, Heidi Brunnschweiler, Jan Dorosz, Matteo Gonet, Rebecca Howard, Bart Manders, Patrick Moser