19 August 2016, Karel van Laere started with his 6 hour preliminary survey research for his video art installation Slow Rise.
One of the best spots to observe people on the move in Taiwan is besides the escalators at the Taipei Main Station. Fascinated by the seemingly endless choreographies of people Van Laere placed his chair besides the escalator to explore the contrast between the escalator’s mechanised movement and human movement.
‘Making eye ‘Contact’ with thousands of people the work shows a combination of stillness and dynamics within a modern city.
Recorded at Taipei Main station, Taipei – Taiwan. This project was made possible by: Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie & The Taipei Artist Village.