The Unknown Shore

HD-Video on harddisk Festplatte, app. 16min, color, sound, 2011

In the video „The Unknown Shore“ same person undresses, then steps into the ocean water and starts swimming. He slowly moves away from the shore the further and further, until the eye can’t recognize him anymore. This romantic image picks out yearnings as a central theme: the desire for nature, wanderlust, the leap into the unknown and ultimate wideness and – the death wish.

Founded by: Karin-Abt-Straubinger Stiftung and Cultural Foundation of Saxony

The Unknown Shore, Sven Bergelt The Unknown Shore, Sven Bergelt

Installationview, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig