Slow Life

Sarah Peebles

1997, 05:38 minutes, B&W


This short black and white video spans the creation of a single painting to an evocative, dream-like soundscape. Focusing on the brush work of calligrapher Gong, alongside musical responses from Perera (guitar) and Peebles (computer), this elegant meditation slowly reveals a visual landscape of mountains and waterfalls, an aural landscape inhabited by birds, fire, water and ethereal tones - a "cinematic, ritual performance for eyes and ears".

Performed by Cinnamon Sphere: Sarah Peebles, Nilan Perera, Chung Gong Ha, with guest Jin Hi Kim.
Produced by Sarah Peebles.
Assisted by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Critical Writing

Gary Stevens: Now and Again: Southampton City Art Gallery, 14...
by David Trigg. Art Monthly, Dec. 2012, no. 362.