Alison Williams (South Africa)
“Art of Tears”
an artistic analysis of tears – ‘art of tears’ is a segment from a video documentation of the artist’s life – a visual diary, turmoil, anguish, loves, fears and hates as a timeline. art versus reality but also as reality, alison versus the world – alison laid bare. raw footage, spontaneous reality art for the moment in time that is everything, the
here and now.work reflecting emotion, memory and identity.
This video participates in
CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
LAB program series
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Title: Play Dead
“A work on “memory” – in childhood we all played at being dead,a macabre game, uniting children of all cultures and throughout history a morbid fascination with death has held us in rapture. Current footage of the artist’s children at play, mutated, then broken down using effects, then breaking it down further so that only fragments of time remain. Trying to show the technological process behind the rendered frames, making it more real than the actions of those involved.Flickering and loops making now feel like then, time designated by striated bands of fractal clouds.Light is memory unwinding.”