The Black Swan2008
“Katri Walker enters a land of stories, myths and legends to entertain the concept of the Black Swan as it exists in today’s world of global communication…whilst simultaneously questioning the power of the visual in contemporary art. Settling in front of a lake and watching a swan effortlessly glide by empties the mind, Walker captures this in her video work, but so too does the emblematic history of the swan cast shadows over the possibility of us really seeing this event. Walker’s project base and interest laden work understands the continuous possibility for new forms of communication and technology to gain access to the absurd…and the impossible…even if it’s right in front of our eyes. “ Ric Spencer
The installation is predominantly audio-led and involves two projections on opposite walls. For the purposes of showing the work on a DVD, the two opposing projections appear here as a split screen. The work includes prolonged periods without visuals.
- Dimensions: 17 mins 30 secs
- Artforms: Film & video
- Tags: Installation