Looking up is, as Gigounon puts it himself, a trip through time and space between the astounding and reality. The short video starts with a sky at night, accompanied by the mesmerising sound of an army of crickets. We look up, as the image evolves very slowly it becomes clear to us that the thing we thought to have seen is not actually what it was, or is. A starry sky turns into a collection of tree tops. We find ourselves in the middle of a wood, where intricate sunbeams ray on through the enclosing leave rooftop. Gigounon’s ‘game’ in Looking up misguides us in an astonishing way. Starry skies, the piercing rays of sunlight of a rising sun, nothing is what it seems, or is it? In spite of its short length, this video has a metaphysical feel to it.
Part of the argos-program Voltes-faces
Courtesy of the artist and argosarts.org