Mikrokosmos is a video installation where the relationship between time and space is expanded and constrained: containing the global on the local scale of a city while being expanded toward the infinite scale of the universe, in two-dimensional representations of time and space.
Space determines the context where things take place, influencing the facts. At the same time, the facts can alter the space where they happen, in a connection of mutual affection. Likewise, there is always a specific moment when things occur: time is a constant vector in every action, deed or historical fact.
How could time and space be visualized?
The detailed city map shows the same place where the work is exhibited, the city of Berlin. Time is mapped through the position of the stars of 18 changing starry sky maps, from the beginning of the 21st century the present moment.
The dimension of time is depicted with the scale of the universe, while the spatial vector situates the local dimension of the city we inhabit.
2-channel video installation / 53:30 minutes
Mikrokosmos was exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) during the Minor Cosmopolitan Weekend. The work was made possible thanks to Minor Cosmopolitanism Research Group and Universität Potsdam.