Installation, video, sound.
This video-installation is the sum of my last few years’ exploration of loss and mortality. Woven through this work are the unanswerable questions that surround suffering and loss - why is this happening? What comes after? What is the point of it all? The installation is a subtle provocation to reflect on these universal themes. I chose specific objects - a burnt bed and lopsided chair, a wing, a captive bird - as symbols for the inexpressible. The fire takes on the role of an unstoppable force. The installation presents a story of destruction, captivity and hope of transformation. I wanted to capture our shared, paradoxical human experience: the co-existence of strength and fragility; fear and possibility.