Alan Sondheim · Reiner Strasser · January 2004


is an interactive cinematographic Flash piece, created in collaboration between Alan Sondheim and Reiner Strasser.


Two short videos (38 seconds) by Alan Sondheim run in parallel. A red
line, moving from left to right under the movies like a common digital movie interface, unveils a poem. The user interactivity is minimized to a horizontal mirror function for the two movies, influencing the aesthetics and metaphorical meaning of the movement; and a restart button generating a repetition, a loop interrupted by a rewind time-lapse photographical effect. The sound by Alan Sondheim is modified shakuhachi.

scrapes by in perfect wind, following and leading: does the wind make the flags flutter, does the flutter make the wind? In the distance, Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake.

From one side to the other as the mirror functions, where was the vehicle,
where was it going?

'Sincerity is the way of Heaven.' (Mencius)