AS ELUSIVE AS EVER 2020-21
Celebrate the fireworks!
The video shows a New Year’s Eve in 1999 taped by my father on a VHS cassette. The work was inspired by a childhood memory of these vintage yellow curtains in my father’s living room. Specifically their movement – how they were always pushed aside next to an open balcony door, fluttering in the wind.
The distortions make a hint of double vision, often associated with excessive drinking.
There are some parallels between fireworks and our memories of that time – both emerge in sudden and saturated bursts.
The soundtrack (by VIEUX) uses a heavy synth to convey the stages of intoxication, alcohol-induced blackout and moments of clarity.
AS ELUSIVE AS EVER is in the permanent University of Salford Art Collection.
Paradise Works Triple Decker x A Modest Show (2022)
Medium: Video, 1 projection, colour & sound (stereo)