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