Observance card

Observance

WAG 2004.24

On display

Single screen video installation. The film shows a group of actors standing one behind the other. They take it in turns to move to the front of the group. The film is in slow motion and it is silent. The artist has asked the actors to step forward to look at ‘something they’d rather not see…to say goodbye to someone who’d left them’. The actors' facial expressions and body language express distress. The colours of the actors' clothes are rich and vibrant, and echo paintings by Old Master painter Albrecht Dürer.