Countdown for 2000 Broken Dreams
2003. Video with sound
8 min 24 sec.
The takes for this video were made on the final day of the last millennium, in the evening just before the change-over to the year 2000. Whilst Lange was doing her preparations for the big new year’s celebration she realized that all the guests in the hotel across the street were doing exactly the same. These voyeuristic images show the hotel guests as silhouettes partly hidden by transparent curtains. This makes them anonymous – just their gender seems to be obvious – but still reveal all actions. A couple stands before the mirror, he makes endless alterations to his out-fit while she is assisting. In the background Radio NRK P3 was continuously playing Motorpsycho’s ”Vortex Surfer”, as a countdown for the new millennium.