Sick leave / 2018 / HD video / color / stereo / 6'50'' (loop)
Still images from the video, 2018.
Image Description: A small video image hovers and moves on a gray background. There is a light drop shadow following the video image. In the video image there is a person lying and changing positions in bed. The person is 27 years old and white. They have blue eyes and shoulder-lenght dark brown hair. They are wearing a white t-shirt. The bed sheets are light gray or light violet.
Sick leave is a description of the time spent in bed. Bed can be interpreted as a place of rest and peace. In instagram there are 100 000 hits with the index word #ilovemybed. In some cases staying in bed can be an act of indulgence and luxury, in other a necessity. The work depicts a dream like state that occurs during bed rest, time loses it's meaning as well as the boundary between being awake and in sleep. The bed becomes something else, a complete world, a state of mind – a pause.