The other side of the mountain (2017)


'The other side of the mountain' (2017), video, 10'47", colour, with sound

Voice over: Tine Segers

Excerpts from text




Today I had the impression that the world had completely changed and I was standing motionless on its sideline, watching the earth rotating. I could see places – both known and unknown – pass by in slow motion, people walking around, the clouds drifting in the sky.

For the first time I was confronted with the idea that my concept of the world and how it was shaped, no longer existed. I felt like an abstract spectator of an altered world.


A man, some twenty-four centuries ago, dreamt he was a butterfly and did not know, when he awoke, if he was a man who had dreamt he was a butterfly or a butterfly who now dreamt he was a man.




The landscape is silently dissolving as a mere phantom, sometimes reappearing and accompanying my thoughts during different journeys.


I am floating into the nearness of distance. And all around, is far away.




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