To The Next

Two people who have been apart for a time come together and play a game of word association. Their relationship is tenderly reaffirmed through the words they choose to communicate to each other. They know they will part again shortly and so their language slowly drifts to encompass feelings of loss and desire (2011, 4:48 minutes).







Kim Walker:Within my practice I focus on the incongruous: in making the familiar unfamiliar and highlighting beauty within the everyday. I create settings in which the mundane and the ordinary gesture can suddenly invoke existential and poetic meanings. My works presents a stripped version of many of these events, with characters, actions and situations frequently becoming ambiguous and isolated. This treatment allows the work to fluctuate between a document and a fictionalisation of the event. For example, two people who have been apart for a time come together and play a game of word association. Their relationship is tenderly reaffirmed through the words they choose to communicate to each other. They know they will part again shortly and so their language slowly drifts to encompass feelings of loss and desire. Being together and apart, being elated and unhappy, being a success and being a failure, experiencing longing, regret and desire, and the incongruous event or instance are all concepts that my work is actively questioning.
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