Frances Young


presented by MADDER139



Lives and works in London



'Song of Farewell' is a digital video projection which uses slowed footage of starlings flying to and from a deserted rollercoaster as dusk is falling. The piece moves through a cycle of changing light and plays as a loop; the cyclical looping echoing the physical structure of the rollercoaster and the circular, repetitive flight patterns of the birds. The rhythmic loop of vinyl end-static provides the sound; an ending without end, at times suggestive of the beating of wings or the sound of a heartbeat. Its analogue texture and insistent repetition creates a dialogue with the digital footage, steering the pace and tempo of the piece.



Frances Young, Song of Farewell 2007, Video Still
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