I came to this world in a condition of clinical death, not breathing, without a detectable heartbeat. I survived and after six weeks in hospital, I was allowed to start living my life. The older I get, the more I realize that I have this strong fear of dying too early. Not a fear of death in general, we all have to die some day. But a fear of dying before I had lived enough.
In the video work "5 minutes closer to the hour of your death", I explore those feeling and the passing of my time. I was looking for a spatial environment which resonates with my inner emotional state and I found myself always coming back to riverbanks. I often sit there, watching the life of flowing water because it gives me a sense of how time is passing. With the video, I want to share this experience and bring the viewers five minutes closer to the hour of their deaths.
2021. Full HD Video, Sound, 5 min.