2001. lived experience assumed a scripted, almost fictional aura. we had the uncanny feeling that the story had been written, its conclusion already determined, and that one had nothing more to do than go along with the show. facts and other inconveniences were of no consequence.
we asked ourselves, how might one not go along with this show? if the narrative were moving in a linear manner through time, we would have to collapse this time using a non-linear motion. by means of a series of revisions, substitutions, repetitions and combinations/montages, all moments - past, present, future, possible, imagined - could be contained within the present moment.
by collapsing time, we could also disrupt the sense of inevitability contained in this narrative structure. we could collapse the [apparent] stability of its assumed causalities, since causalities are nothing but temporally linear arguments.
the material used is largely footage collected from 2001-2003 over periods of time ranging from one day to some months and following certain criteria. it seemed that none of this material was sufficient to document any one of these particular moments. however, a given material came to seem more accurate when combined with the other materials, and finally that none of the final works was really complete without the others.