Gate 42, 2023


Gate 42 questions the cyclical nature of life, in particular allowing oneself to end a cycle naturally and letting go of something when it’s over.

Each cycle we enter into builds on the lessons learned from the last. Before we can begin a new cycle, the former cycle must be brought to its natural end and conclusion. Otherwise what was left unfinished or incomplete will have to be revisited again, and we can feel stuck in unresolved patterns that can date back as far as our childhood. 

The inspiration for this project came from the research into Gate 42, known as the Gate of Growth in Human Design. This gate embodies an energy of maturation and completion, a drive to bring things to their fruition.

The narrative begins by an old gate, leading the viewer into an imaginary airport departures hall. The scene is full of solidified structures that signify the previous completed cycles. The old gate signifies a past completed cycle, which allows us to live through new experiences until they also come to an end. The end of the current cycle is marked by the futuristic gate, meaning that it is a fresh new completion, which brings a completion of the earlier unresolved endings. 

The energy of completing the past old unresolved patterns is very strong, abstractly marked by parts of the nearby structures to collapse. The viewer truly allows to let go, complete and release him/herself into the new. 

The futuristic gate becomes solidified and marks the end of closing the cycle. The solidified gate becomes part of the airport scene. Anything that hasn’t run it’s due course or is not completed correctly within the cycle, now enters again through the old gate.


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