Plato`s Playing Tent

In Plato`s allegory of the cave we, men, might all be just prisoners, living our whole life in a cave, (mis)taking the moving shadows on the wall for the real material world.
Are things what they seem? Or is it our mind, that creates the world around us? How something is perceived depends on the observers individual experience. Shadows can be seen as a parallel dimension, they can make their source appear weaker or stronger. They are not just a dark shape created by light, but also what our human consciousness makes of them. For this work I arranged various objects in a tent and installed it in a small, dark space. A running modell train at the center of the tent casted moving shadows onto the wall for uncatchable moments. The moving images left space for the viewer´s own imagination to evoke individual memories and associations.