Sweet Nothings

Karen Trask

2012, colour, English


An installation of four videos on three, 7-inch digital frames set on a shelf.

In this work, words in both French and English take a physical form in a variety of materials such as thread, string, bits of wire and white-out. Performative gestures and stop-animation techniques are used in these writing-related video sequences to make words appear, transform and disappear. The idea and relevance of Nothingness as a creative force in the making and unmaking of the world in both art and science preoccupies my artmaking. The absence of women in written history is a theme I also continue to weave into this work.

Four videos:

À rien, 2010, 0:48
Elle, 2012, 0:56
Erase Nothing, 2012, 1:26
It's Nothing, 2012, 0:32

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