Amir Bastan

As Promised


“In Tarkovsky’s “Nostalghia” […]Andrei meets and befriends a strange man named Domenico, who is famous in the village for trying to cross through the waters of a mineral pool with a lit candle. He claims that when finally achieving it, he will save the world.[…]Before leaving, Domenico gives Andrei his candle and asks him if he will cross the waters for him with the flame.”
“as promised” is an interactive installation (which responds to the candle scene in Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia). In order to watch the complete candle scene, the user must spin the Anamorphic cylinder’s cap, find the correct velocity and keep it constant.