channel installation. 9:30 loop.
Glen Dimplex Artists’ Award 2000.
Kimpo takes as its departure point images recorded in Hong Kong airport
and traces a fictional and imagined itinerary through the combination
of these images with audio recorded in other geographical locations.
Moving through the installation we find ourselves transported along
a slowly shifting walkway, arriving at an airport departure gate where
the attention is relocated slowly to become focused as a fascinated
scrutiny of a stranger's self-absorption.
Kimpo is shown on two projectors facing in opposite directions in an
enclosed white space. The piece begins with the section on the walkway.
When the camera reaches the gateway, the second projector joins the
first in filling the installation space with white light. The first
projector slowly fades out as the images from the second projector begin
to focus slowly on the young girl waiting for her plane to depart.