As Though Time Was All Around

Video. Edition: 5
DV PAL, 4:3, 11’40’’, stereo, 2002.


Collection of City of Valkeakoski

As Though Time Was All Around is a kind of travelogue, which has its origin in the need to examine the spatial experience of an outsider. The video is an abstract depiction of the process of adapting to a place – detachment, lightness and complexity.

The work was shot in Chicago and Helsinki, where the video begins and where it finally returns after travelling through an arc not unlike a journey. Into a metaphor grows a theatrical stage, which is interspersed with layered or blurred footage of spaces. During the video, a set resembling a home is constructed on the stage.