Slow and gradual
HD Video
4'11"
2012
Realised with the support of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten and Mondriaan Fonds

 
This video, part of the exhibition The Arranging of Books by Color in DeServiceGarage in Amsterdam, features a friend of the artist that recently moved back to Taiwan after living in the Netherlands for a while. In the video Beckers discusses his difficulties with saying goodbye to people. In his friends presence he comes up with a new way of saying goodbye. A way that is not only slow and gradual, but above all ignores the friendship and affection that exists between them.
This video was exhibited together with the set in which the video was recorded.
 
 
Camera: Jean-Baptiste Maitre
 
Special thanks to Daniel Hofstede, Benjamin Roth and DeServiceGarage
 
(photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk)