About Looking in the Same Direction (2011)

“Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other but of looking outward together in the same direction.”
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939)

This work reinterprets the sentence “looking in the same direction.” It glamorizes the process after a breakup. Someone’s shame and another’s pain, but nobody remembers breakups positively, although it helps us be more mature. Usually, looking in the same direction indicates lovers who stand together and are heading the same way. However, in another way, the sentence, looking in the same direction, means a desperate, painful longing, which is looking at the already gone person.
These three different video scenes represent three phases of overcoming the pain of parting: a futile longing for lost love and wanting the person to smile again for them chasing one’s shadow who is gone, hoping to know how the person is living, and finally admitting the actual reality that the relationship is over. In the last video scene, the small camera detects the viewer’s facial position and plays different sounds.

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