The video installation investigates the abstracted and continuous presence of shadows as metaphor for the interaction between the conscious and subconscious. It resulted from the documentation of De Jager’s public artwork, currently installed in Parkwood, Johannesburg.
In the public artwork light (and shadows) are both content and medium. Consisting of a section of wall, with the text WOORDE ONTGAAN MY… forming part of the framing device, the blindingly white wall becomes a ‘blank canvas’ for the play of shadow and light.
It provides a contemplative space which arrests the flow of time, if only for a second. Negating the normal passing of time, the video work becomes a fast-forward kaleidoscope of shadow and light. It fleetingly merges encounters within and without the frame, becoming a spectral re-enactment of the pace of the city and the fragility of life; the viewer caught up in the very process of transformation; in the inexorable movement of time.
(video stills). 2013. HD Video, 1(min):25(sec).
Please note: Quality of video via web is not true to actual work.
2013. HD Video, 1 (min): 25(sec)
Woorde Ontgaan My