Time and memory are the two categories that are linked inextricably. For a memory to appear at least a minimal temporal distance is necessary - then the ever-continuous present gets fixed in one historical point; it becomes an event. But too great a distance destroys memory. Personal and collective memories die along with people and groups that remember events. According to Assman, the temporal horizon of such "living memory" is about 80-100 years and resembles "the shadow that runs beside the contemporaneity, or the horizon that keeps moving away as the pedestrian is moving forward."
This site specific video installation aims to express the idea of the temporal horizon. Located in the former Government house of the Kazakh Soviet republic, it studies the history and architecture of the building through a metaphor of an endless corridor (couloir of power). Its turns keep leaving things beyond limits of visibility - and with each turn, a new perspective is created. Placed at the end of the long staircase, this video lenghtens the perspective, so the physical space is extended into the virtual reality, emphasizing the border between the tangible present and the intangible and always changing past.