Mikrokosmos is a video installation where the relationship between time and space is expanded and constrained: containing the global on the local scale of a city while being raised toward the universe’s infinite scale in two-dimensional representations of time and space.

Space determines the context where things take place, influencing the facts. Simultaneously, the deeds can alter the area where they happen, in a connection of mutual affection. Likewise, there is always a specific moment when things occur: time is a constant vector in every action, deed, or historical fact.

How could time and space be visualized?

The detailed city map shows the same place where the work is exhibited, the city of Berlin. Time is mapped through the stars of 18 changing star sky maps, from the beginning of the 21st century until the present moment.
The dimension of time is depicted with the scale of the universe. At the same time, the spatial vector situates the local dimension of the city we inhabit.

2-channel video installation
53:30 minutes

Mikrokosmos was exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) during the Minor Cosmopolitan Weekend curated by Zairong Xiang.