Freitag, 16.2.2007, 22.00 Uhr

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LUST – step one • A Guided Tour

live video a guided screening by Torben Simonsen

LUST




LUST – step one, a sketch of a neverrealized video-installation.
Torben Simonsen, creator of LUST Step One will guide us through an interactive labyrinth, where the spectator in each viewing will experience something unique.

These two characters
they have this thing going on
they cannot let go of one another
he cannot let go of her
and she tells him
we cannot be lovers
we can be friends
and he says, allright then honey
lets make a movie
she says, okay babe
what should that movie be about
that movie should be about you and me
beeing lovers in the movie
oh thats a great idea she says
and so the story begins
and so they go off
out into LUST

Those are the words of the first video you encounter in LUST step one. In 2002 “he”, Torben Simonsen, goes to America to make an erotic roadmovie.



On returning to Copenhagen Torben Simonsen spends the following three years editing the recordings in his working studios situated on the outskirts of the derelict dock yards of Copenhagen. During the editing process Torben Simonsen changes his focus from the story of Herman & Sylvia to the way the story is perceived. In this intense study of the nature of experience he experiments with different artistic genres and explores hybrids of the pictorial arts, installation and film making.
In the summer of 2005 he reaches the final & conclusive shape of the thing: LUST – step one, a sketch of a neverrealized video-installation. This installation is buildt upon text, sound and video from all phases of the project.
Torben Simonsen chooses the sketch as the project’s final form because he wants to focus on the ambiguous meanings of the material and because he wants to force the spectator to dwell on it’s many possibilities and uncertainties. Thus, LUST – step one, does not appear as a completed work, but as a vision of one.
Torben Simonsen’s aim is to maintain and recreate the original experience in the mind of the spectator. By utilizing the technical scope of the DVD-media, Torben Simonsen has with LUST Step One created an interactive labyrinth, where the spectator in each viewing will experience something unique.

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