Vanishing point

Thomas Westphal

A monochrome blue surface becomes substance while big chunks of it get sliced away and discarded. With every slice the sensory quality of one space diminishes to unfold into another reality. A wall section between two offices had to be removed; the video was created by placing a camera and blue light in one room and starting to deconstruct the wall.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:06:42
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Vanishing point
English Title

Vanishing point

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Westphal Thomas (Author), Westphal Thomas (Cinematographer), Westphal Thomas (Director), Westphal Thomas (Editor), Westphal Thomas (Script), Westphal Thomas (Sound Design), Laura Luotola (Actor), Westphal Thomas (Actor), Marja Patrikainen (Actor)
Thomas Westphal (b.1972 in Germany) has lived and worked in Helsinki since 2001. Westphal studied at Academy for Art & Design in Enschede NL and holds MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2014). Working as a sculptor his work bios includes many attempts of including moving image as a building block in the creation of video objects. His video works often originate from samples filmed during physical activity and constructing processes that get re-rooted into kinetic contraptions. His works have been shown in European and international exhibitions and are part of the collections of Museum of contemporary art, Kiasma, Museum of modern art, EMMA and the Finnish National Gallery. Add to his solo activity he works in “Videokaffe” International artist collective.