Sight Enables Us to Appreciate Distance
70 mm film, aluminium, LED, motors
180 x 260 x 17 cm (70 7/8 x 102 3/8 x 6 3/4 in)
Edition of 1
In Sight Enables Us to Appreciate Distance (2013/2016), the screen coincides with the actual source of the images. The backlit text piece is made up of approximately 132 meters of celluloid film which are set up in 24 lines running in different speeds. The title of the work refers to a definition by French theorist Henri Poincaré (1850-1912): "However, sight enables us to appreciate distance, and therefore to perceive a third dimension." The text takes as a point of departure Poincaré's definitions and develops the philosopher's thoughts by interweaving them with one other.