Laurel Woodcock

2006, 02:17 minutes, colour


A single shot framing a lawn chair beside a helium tank in a barren landscape. The chair is tethered with 100 helium filled balloons, and is eventually blown over by a gust of wind. A dialectical tension between the literal and the mundane is coupled with a Beckettian awareness of the absurd, as the hope of being uplifted fails not just once, but twice.

(10 minute installation loop also available.)

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