’Thru’ is a dialectic investigation of two urban locations, one inside, the other outside. The video was conceived as a double projection, partly taking the designated space – the exhibition space at Argos – as its subject. The image alternates in a symmetrical rhythm between long, inert and twilit panoramas of the exhibition space and short, static shots of a nearby, busy street. The shifts in direction and angle of the camera create an impression that the lens is exploring these locations, assessing and measuring them. The title, a phonetic abbreviation of ‘through’ does not appear until the end, apart from its linguistic relation to ‘movement’ and ‘space’ it is also a suggestion of ‘the end’. The video is an invitation to the spectator to reflect on the meaning and structure of words and their relation to the concepts they designate

Peter Downsbrough – THRU

14 x 19 cm, DVD (no zone) with 4 pages booklet, English