Song of Farewell
In my work, dialogues are constructed between the temporal and atemporal,
between the analogue and digital, and the still and moving. Working
methods can encompass a plurality of mediums and processes.
Memory, time and duration delineate the works; reflective and perhaps
autobiographical, they demarcate a time; a dis-location; another place.
'Song of Farewell' uses slowed footage of starlings roosting on a deserted,
out-of-season rollercoaster at the end of the day. This was edited into
sections within a cyclical loop structure which echoes the rollercoaster
structure, as well as the repetitive flight patterns of the birds and
seasonal / temporal cycles. The sound for this piece was created from
the end-static on a vinyl record, which is another loop within the piece
- an ending without end - and is aurally suggestive of the beating of
wings or the sound of train-tracks. It provides an analogue component
to the work, creating a dialogue with the digital footage.