Ceasural Variations I & II
2 Videos: Ceasural 1: 03:18; Ceasural 2: 3:53
Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh (2007-08). Re:Frame, Lowave, Paris (2009)
Two short video meditations set in the post-industrial landscape of the steel town of Pittsburgh.
Memory, the permanence of steel, the impermanence of industry and an invocation of the silent aftermath of decades of labour mark a steady measure of the flow of time.
Within these brackets, an instance of machinic immobility; a caesural, a brief interval between shifts. A time to stand, wait, observe and remember. Awaiting premonitions.
Premonition strikes, strikes once, and then once in a while.
An instance of the machine’s immobility is a ceasural, a brief interval between shifts. It stands, it waits, it questions.
Perhaps it has premonitions.