Ascención is a new audiovisual work and a multi-channel audiovisual installation, which considers the aerial imagination and the condition of ascent as one of extension, expansion and sublimation. The work is a metamorphosis of perspective as well as perception, oscillating between immediate near-field vision and ecstatic overexposure, or an imaginative astigmatism where light fails to come to a single focus. Using analogue stop-motion film, Korabiewski documented only the upward journey on seven historical ascensors (or funicular cable car ‘elevators’) in Valparaíso, Chile, a seaside city built on a series of very steep hills. The installation consists of a two large digital projections accompanied by seven speakers, each playing asynchronous loops of composed sound.