Looking at you
6 min

HD video with sound

In the work Looking at you, it is the gaze, the relationship between the beholder and the one beeing looked at, that is examined. Which animals we choose to preserve or capture for viewing is often governed by aesthetic principles. The encounter with the lizard also points to something primal, something foreign, something other than "us". The text in the video is based on the essay Why look at animals by John Berger, which in turn refers to the balance of power between humans and animals.

Music - Simen Korsmo Robertsen