Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк

When the Fog Clears


Kinetic video installation
5  Full HD videos. 5 metal constructions with rotating mechanisms (2,5 - 4 m high), video projectors, media players


Hunters go out hunting before dawn. In the darkness, they occupy comfortable positions on specially equipped towers and camouflage... waiting when the night fog clears… The first break of light dissolves a protective misty veil and brings the first kill… On the opposite side, there is a potential victim, which is (un)aware of being held at gunpoint… It also expects the fog to disperse... For the hunted target, the first rays of the sun is a new day, a new hope, and a new fear… A fear that like an exposed nerve causes pain… A fear to open your eyes and look closer at the details, anxiety to be visible in the light, uncertainty and frustration surrounding consciousness like a thick fog.

The tops of the metal towers are slowly spinning on their axis, “scanning” the dark space around, and time-to-time bringing into focus fragments of frightened nude people that are trying to escape from the unexpected light that makes them visible.