Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Portrait of Louisa Fairclough

Last week I was surprised to find a very interesting and evocative piece of art at the Whitstable Museum, as part of the Whitstable Biennale. The name of the piece is Absolute Pitch.
It is according to its author a Film Sculpture, an homage to her deceased sister, which in principle is deceiving since it does not show images and is made up only of light and voices. Five or six 16 mm movie projectors are rolling simultaneously and seemingly endlessly throwing a series of coloured light circles and spotlights against the walls of a darkened space.
It gets to you in the end, it reaches inside your soul only after you accept its strange, almost supernatural  nature, and by being patient and letting the inner drill of mystery and light and sound penetrate your being.
I had the good fortune of meeting the author, artist Louisa Fairclough, who very gracefully agreed to be photographed by me, a complete stranger.

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