Impeded Streams and Stains
August 12 - September 19, 2004
This new work by Toronto based filmmaker Tracy German draws parallels between the gesture of body language and nostalgic notions of time having lapsed.
The installation at the Durham Art Gallery consists of five 16mm film projectors which display images over various wall and floor surfaces strewn with sand, water and fabric, reflecting the imagery within the film. when dancers go bowllingThe small lengths of film endlessly looping through each projector are intended to be individual sentences which, viewed in context with each other, provide the larger picture that is the narrative. The viewer negotiates the physical space of the gallery while aware of the multiple imagery and clacking projectors with the shadows and presence of other viewers also, a lively interference to the installation. The accompanying soundscape by sound designer Alex Bullick, comprised of resonant bass vibrations on the didgeridoo, is integral to this work. Impeded Streams and Stains will open on Thursday, August 26 between 6 and 8pm and is part of our 3rd Annual Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film.