ASHES [AMSTERDAM] (2008)

Single-channel video (5:00 min – variable)

 

ASHES [AMSTERDAM] is a video work that documents an intimate and unscripted moment of an anonymous spreading of ashes into a canal at Homomonument, the international gay and lesbian monument in Amsterdam. The video utilizes a slow-motion technique to extend and expand an extraordinary and fleeting recorded moment of the everyday. This extended duration offers the viewer the ability to view the act of a final, posthumous “return” (in the form of ashes) to a symbolic home represented by this commemorative site.

 

Installation view: Federation Square (Melbourne, Australia)

 

Installation view: Project Space University (Melbourne, Australia)