Morfill, S. & Dorrian, E., 2002.
Silence and Darkness
|Brief Description/Editor(s):||Valse (title of work)was the outcome of a period of collaboration between Sally Morfill and Edward Dorrian, for the exhibition Silence and Darkness at Outline in Amsterdam. Exhibition included 9 Artists.|
|Dates:||1st-28th June 2002|
|Number of Works:||1|
The final outcome was a split screen video work including sound that made use of digital editing processes (FinalCut Pro) to create a complex interweaving of moving image, layered soundtracks and periods of complete silence.
The work began with the construction of a fictional narrative from a series of found autobiographical sources.
The artists passed a camera back and forth between themselves to record each other in their assumed roles as prompt and narrator.
A prompts a line of the narrative at the same time as filming B; B repeats the line.
The camera is passed from A to B.
B prompts a line of the narrative at the same time as filming A; A repeats the line.
The camera is passed from B to A.
The camera remains running throughout the process.
The narrative that provided the starting point for the work was ultimately discarded in the editing processes, and the final work focuses on moments of hesitation and anticipation, and the awkwardness of the participants in being filmed.
The work was revised as a 2 screen video piece and exhibited as part of Sally Morfill’s contribution to X Roads at Mile End Art Pavilion later in 2002.
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