The Interval and the Instant
THE INTERVAL AND THE INSTANT
The Interval and the Instant (2017 - ) is a multi-screen video installation. The sister artwork to the feature ISLAND, the exhibition has at its centre a 50 minute triptych loop titled The Interval and the Instant, inviting the viewer to be witness to intimate and intensely private moments, including the moment of death. Three individuals experience the year in which their lives will end. Over time the inter-relationship of the screens becomes apparent, uniting instances of touch, periods of waiting, and the gradual transition away from personhood. In adjacent works, microscopic image of cancer biopsies in The Planets evoke a stained glass window. Over five hours One Day The End of a Life portrays the end of life and after death care. Chapel of Rest invites us to spend time with how our bodies are treated and presented after death.
The Interval and the Instant was first shown at Fabrica, Brighton's Centre for Contemporary Art (Oct-Nov 2017). The exhibition then toured to Blackwood Gallery Toronto (Feb 12-March 12 2018) and La Ferme du Buisson Art Centre Paris (March 3-July 19 2019) as part Take Care curated by Christine Shaw.