|Stargaze in Sandnes|
An 11 minute high definition video commissioned for the exhibition Sandnes 2160 curated by Per Platou showing alongside the artists Gustav Deutsch (Private Sandnes), Bjorn Melhus (2160 - The Center of the World) at the Kino KIno Art Center, Sandnes, Norway. Show dates September 11 - November 1, 2010
In this work Raphaele, carries her exploration of architecture, scale and time-references into a cinematic context. Merging found footage from the families of the town of Sandnes, Norway Raphaele compresses these histories into a mixed context of past, present and future, where living characters navigate in part real part fictitious settings. Using the topographical maps and a virtual "superstructure" drawn from her own sculptures she leads the viewer through a charged yet indeterminate narrative which reveals both imaginative and subconscious landscapes, touching on the deeply local and universal at once.
Collaborators for this project include NewMan's land (Norway for animation), Julius Kowlowski and Joel Beck for sound and art direction (New York).