In this three-channel video installation, the protagonist takes the viewer on his journey to contemporary Prague to do research about a plane accident, which happened in 1972. But soon he finds himself engaged by coincidence in several random locations and stories from the communist past. Without knowing the background of these places and objects, slowly over time, the protagonist discovers there is a surprising relation with the encountered past elements and things that are about to happen in the present time.
Coincidence of course! But as the protagonist spends more time at these locations he discovers other uncanny connections. He starts to question the power of logic and decides to investigate all these coincidences and hints from the past by creating a story entirely based on real chance events. Eventually leading him back to the beginning and reason for his journey in the first place.
ABOVE US ONLY SKY blurs the boundaries that separate us from the past through a present that shifts and fluctuates between reality, imagination, and speculation. The three-channel video installation is a layered visual and narrative allegory of individual and collective memory, as well as a contemporary form of personal mythology.
Enigmatic and imposing images of natural, creative, and destructive forces affect every visual, emotional, and cultural sense of time, and space, informing us where art has met the brutality of life.
The expansion and breadth of human experience is intuitively constructed from temporal coincidence and chance occurrences connecting ancient, modern, and contemporary histories. Viewers become unsuspected witnesses to political defiance and reprisals where the past has informed the present and where natural, political and technological disasters, are followed by remarkable tales of survival.