Trans-global-calling is an art collective founded in 2016 by Marianne Casmose (DK) & Pei-Fen Lee (TW). It is also an ongoing project which considers spatial concerns internationally, randomness, time and how these elements shape modern life. Based on the artists’ different cultural backgrounds and generations, Trans-global-calling may be seen as a communication between two artists and two cultural geo-locations — Denmark and Taiwan. The project titled Mind the Gap explores how to bridge these gaps.
It is based on still photos and videos from London, Berlin, New Orleans, Edinburgh, Saint Francisville, Taiwan, Glasgow and Copenhagen. During a summer, we shot a video once a week at the same date and time no matter where in the world we were.
Dailies/random photo: One photo shot every day at exactly the same time from 1st August to 31st August in opposite corners of the world. The work consist of three identical Gif-files running simultaneously at three different speeds – 0.1 second, 1 second and 10 seconds.
Random video project: One video once a week from July to September. We would stop what we were doing and film for one minute at the same date and the same time. The nine videos have been edited to one minute clips that are projected overlapping from each side of a heavy plastic screen. Rhythm, screen texture and the changing colors make up a sculptural volume that fluctuates between the virtual and physical space.
Interval video project: One video once a week from July to September. We would film up till one minute with optional timing within an agreed time frame. The 18 interval videos have been edited to a single one minute work.