Sixteen Candles

David Askevold

1991, 11:00 minutes, B&W, English


Sixteen Candles is a recording of a constructed candle chandelier which is suspended by a cord, wound up and allowed to wind down for recording in continuous edited time. The sixteen birthday candles while burning down and finally going out, create a moody atmospheric video having the capacity to colour a space.
The sound track is constructed through a collaboration with the musician Charlie Braden who is recorded by layering several sessions together and mixed plays alto and tenor sax through a constructed 32 foot rectangular plywood tube.

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