Dan Walwin, *1986 in Fromen, GBR, lives and works in Amsterdam, NED; studied at Goldsmiths College of Fine Art, London, GBR and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NED 2014 Cess, jel ever terrass?, Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NED 2012 tele-, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, NED 2011 tele-, Filmhuis Den Haag, The Hague, NED
In Dan Walwin’s video op, a metal framework is moving at night, apparently under its own power, through a deserted setting. It makes its way through the undergrowth of a neglected site which once served as an ecological research station, past derelict greenhouses and empty office containers, or even through them. The reddish light of an emergency flare scarcely illuminates the path of the mysterious object while it purposefully makes its way through the deserted surroundings, without giving us a clue about the goal and the purpose of its wandering through the night. Like the bow of a ship, the front of the metal object looms into the picture shown by the camera, which records its path from the first-person perspective of a computer game. The observer is given the impression of immediacy, almost as though he were moving through the night together with the metal object, and taking part in a secret operation. Walwin does without sound in this video and allows the journey of the metal framework to take place in total silence, which makes the whole situation seem even more mysterious.