This all happened today, tomorrow and a year ago (2020) is in essence a video work, if on show accompanied by an installation of fabrics. The video loop consists of moving images that resemble fairytale-like landscapes morphing into each other. The question ‘where is this?’ won’t be met by an answer, since the images are all generated by using an AI, fed by my personal visual database from the months of August from 2015-2019. Forming a personal reaction to the influence of the global pandemic that started in 2020, the generated images are a calculation of the way that my surroundings should have looked like, based on my surroundings around that time in previous years. As if viewed from a car window, seeing one landscape change into another, the video depicts a fictional journey: a simulacrum of my surroundings in August 2020.
When presented in an exhibition, the video is accompanied by an installation of printed fabrics and curtains, resembling backdrops of a theatre stage. The layered composition of the fabrics refers to the fact that the images are a fictional depiction of my environment.