Broken Neckers Ring Sublime (Left)

Tom Sherman

2016, 29:09 minutes, colour


No.1/left of two channel work
Two silent video recordings, exactly the same length, to be played simultaneously (a two channel work). Professional wrestlers perform their elegant routines in a hockey rink in small town Nova Scotia with cut-a-ways to bees and ants and tidal surf and other things wonderous in our natural world. This video is about language and coming up with and running loaded phrases again and again until the message ruptures the contemplative space and reality is altered with split-frame suddenness. Violent jump cuts yield to humour throughout in sea of excessive, emotional beauty. These recordings are an explication of hacking where the probes are run again and again until the system is cracked.

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