Single channel video, 15’00.Silent.Projected at large scale, ‘Ado (Pillar of Salt)’ is an unflinching work of observation. It shows a... Read More
Single channel video, 15’00. Silent.
Projected at large scale, ‘Ado (Pillar of Salt)’ is an unflinching work of observation. It shows a couple fleeing from an unseen disaster. The woman turns, becoming a witness who fails to look away. Reactions of horror and disbelief transition to a determined gaze that continues to watch as the fire illuminating the scene fades to black.
Presented in extreme slow motion, without sound or context, the work investigates ideas around affect and Iser’s constitutive blank, asking what we choose to witness, and what it means to observe what are told to ignore.
High resolution version of the video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1bp1odtlbkoskcq/Sarah%20Walker_Ado%20%28Pillar%20of%20Salt%29%20downsized.mp4?dl=0