The End of the World

Lezli Rubin-Kunda

2006, 01:12 minutes


A still life of everyday objects to which the artist is attached - books, music cds, flowers from the garden, a cup of coffee etc. - slowly disappears under a blanket of white powder that falls like snow.

Like the old Dutch still life painting genre Memento Mori- reminding us of the transience of our life and attachments in the face of inevitable death - here too that awareness of ephemerality exists. But here it is compounded by the suggestions of destruction and of ecological disaster caused by human intervention.

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The Video Mix
by Sandy Nairne. The Second Link - Viewpoints on Video in the Eighties, 1983. Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery, 1983.