ACCELERATION - DECELERATION
is time? What is velocity?
Of course every physicist
could explain, but how does that relate to human perception?
Why does an hour pass by so
slowly when we are sitting in a restaurant hungryly awaiting our food and why is
it so short when we are in a pleasant company?
Even though our tool of
reference ( the ceasium atom ) has vibrated 33093474372000 times in both cases.
My intention is to shed light
upon the discrepancy between objective and subjective perception. The
movie shows a journey between two airports, taken at a speed
of almost 1000 km/h.
Objectively speaking, it shows
the fastest mode of travel between these two points in human history. For
subjective human perception however, an unbearably long ordeal. The images mirror
reality: no cuts, no manipulation - only an accurate portrayal of the flight. The audience is
bound to be misled by its own viewing habits.
To synchronise the subjective human impression with the reality of the
flight, all the flight documentation is part of the installation.