Javier Lloret


Points of departure - Horizons (2015)

Two-channel video installation

Horizons is a two-channel video installation that explores the feeling of longing for distant overseas destinations. The sea and the shoreline in ports and harbours were the first sights for people migrating to new lands. Two opposing large-scale vertical projections visualize two perspectives: the travelers' view before departing to the new world and the view of the pier upon arrival. The misty visual atmosphere of these projections reflects the deep uncertainty of those departures. This installation is connected to real-time wind data at Wilhelminapier and uses a multi-speaker sound system to represent the sound of the shore according to changes in the direction and speed of the wind.
Part of the collaborative series of works "Points of Departure", initiated by The Patching Zone.