Chance Meetings 1 + 2
Chance Meetings 1: In these short silent films (each is about 30 seconds long), chance encounters play the central role. In a fixed and immobile frame, two men meet. This does not result in any actual contact; the two men only look at each other. This almost pedestrian and intriguing phenomenon repeatedly unfolds without giving away its mystery.
Chance Meetings 2: In these short film loops (each about 1 minute long), the ‘gaze’ is key; in a repetitive motion, the viewer is confronted with the gaze of ‘the other’. In a series of concatenated images, this gaze quickly takes on an almost provocative character. This sometimes evokes feelings of confrontation, as if the viewer is actually being addressed.