Storm explores feelings of melancholia as well as the links between reminiscence and wallowing. The piece depicts the artist’s family gathering filmed in the early 2000s. Taking inspiration from Walden (1968) by Jonas Mekas, the piece is influenced by the artist’s childhood memories. Taking a personal, first-person perspective, Storm magnifies mundanity and tradition, highlights how the brain distorts the past and questions if that is the reason for sadness. The soundtrack imitates the same motives as the moving image. Audio from the original VHS tapes is distorted and manipulated into an unpredictable synth based soundtrack.
Soundtrack by Lee Roberts.
STORM was commissioned by VIVID PROJECTS.
This work was shortlisted for the Next Thing Award 2020 by Bury Art Museum. You can view the full exhibition here.