AN ARCTIC TIME SIGNATURE (EXCERPT and NIGHT SCREEN)


Silent 8:35'


We are all but scribbles from the hands of time. Void of human construct, this Arctic terrain exists as a disparate measure of time and space.


A lone figure against the foreign landscape of jagged Arctic rock, I find tactile interaction with the grey and seemingly hostile environment. Fleeting, my body traces over this slow ancient landscape, pushing from boulder to boulder drawing forth a playground.

This remote landscape in Northern Canada’s Arctic Circle is ignited with a spontaneous sequence of movements. I am barefoot and shifting, anchored by touch, bringing my mind closer to the earth - to time itself.


The repeated selves also speak to notions of cycles, obsessions and eventually aloneness. Upon reflection, the landscape reminds us that we are alone, travelling on the backs of our created self-narratives to keep us occupied and worthy – a distraction from reaching deep solitude; to be alone, to find solace in the suspended unknown.


Finalist for the Macquarie Digital Portrait Award 2015, and the Nillumbik Art Prize 2016. 


PERFORMED, FILMED AND EDITED BY DEVIKA BILIMORIA

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