60 Minute Silence

This video installation uses Gillian Wearings “60 Minute Silence” as a point of departure. I stood with my partner for one hour in silence, holding hands, while the camera ran. Through the looped video, the viewer sees the struggle of standing still for so long, hand movements and fidgeting, all the while continuing to grasp hands. It’s a peek into a relationship, a portrait of two people that have an obvious connection. We are life sized, and make direct eye contact with the camera, creating some discomfort with the relationship to the viewer, but also a sense of allowing them to sit with the installation for a while.

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