shadows – hold their breath

Blake Prize Finalist 2018 – Projection of light coming through a window, the light is cast forwards and backwards around the corner of the studio.

This video work captures light drifting through the window and settling on the corner of a room. The light inhales and exhales as it travels backwards and forwards across the two walls. The movement is imperceptible and the trick of the light which creates a corner where there is none plays with the perceptions of what is real, and what we know.

We breathe without thinking, it gives us life, a reflection of our humanity. Just as the light passes through our days, in the knowledge and belief that a new day will always follow the darkness.

The title is taken from a line in Emily Dickinson’s There’s a certain Slant of light.

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