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