Video

from after Africa \ a yard of ashes

Nichola Feldman-Kiss

2012, 11:48 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1037.05

A blue helmeted ‘military humanitarian’ clad in "CBRN" personal protection for hazardous environments labours over a wide red broom and a yard of ashes in a multi-layed continuous cross dissolving loop. The sounds of approaching Antonov engines signal attack and we are swept from the confines of sweepers frame to the violence unfolding out of view. The conflict is abruptly silenced. We are returned to the sweeper’s fatigued, but no less determined, gesture. The breath is laboured. The broom is heavy. From the project after Africa.

artistic concept, designer, performer, director, editor: nichola feldman-kiss
continuous-cross dissolve / HD video loop (indefinite) 11:48
display: DVD or Blue Ray player / projector, sound mixer, stereo sound, sub woofer

camera: Victor Poirier; sound recorder: Roland Simmons; production assistant/dolly: Andrew Smith; additional editing and sound mixing: Edward Folger

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