Against a Brick Wall

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  • Against a Brick Wall

  • Artist: Lauren Marsden
  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 2:58
  • Country: Trinidad and Tobago
  •  Against a Brick Wall is a part of ECSTATIC TIME, a series of media artworks made entirely during an artist residency in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad + Tobago. The series responds to a sense of place through the mediums of slow-motion videography and animated photography. Expanding on filmmaker Hollis Frampton’s notion of “ecstatic time,” the project presents a set of short, looping videos and animated GIFs that document a series of performative gestures in Port-of-Spain and the surrounding area. Performed by the artist’s family members, friends, acquaintances, and local dancers, these brief gestures (some staged, some spontaneous) portray a sense of redundancy, futility, and slowness in a local, cultural context. During interactions with the natural and built environments of Trinidad, the characters defy gravity, dive in and out, hide in plain sight, push forward, retreat…(and repeat).

  • Accession #: 5999
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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