Started my project with looking back footages I took as well as researching what other artists have made in the medium of film. I came across Allora & Calzadilla’s work at their exhibition ‘Foreign in a Domestic Sense’ at Lisson Gallery, London last year. The show featured sculpture, performance, photo and video works. I was particularly taken by the video work: the use of slow motion in the sense of the camera capturing, in its timely move, scenes of caves, industrial interior and exterior; the use of light and tonal differences; the angle of viewpoint and simplicity of each frame narrating the story. Then there is Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’, a 24-hour long montage of thousands of film images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time – supposed to be watched at the exact time. The artist spent years editing film frames together where you enter one scene and exit into another from a different film all weaving into each other to make the viewer constantly engage with time. These two examples suggest ways I wish to make work in coming years.
For now, I am sharing a few beautifully captured stills from:
Allora & Calzadilla
The Night We Became People Again, 2017
Digital HD colour video with sound