Mirror III : Horizon

COTTERRELL, David (2016). Mirror III : Horizon. [Video]
Creators:COTTERRELL, David
Abstract:Mirror III : Horizon examines what might transpire between two strangers if their communication was reduced to the language of lights. Filmed in Malta, set against the dramatic edges of the island’s stunning coast and contextualized by the island’s deep historical experience of visitors who arrived repeatedly by sea, the installation draws on the fluctuating paranoia of the current refugee crisis. Mirror III examines what might possibly be communicated between strangers if their words were reduced to beams of light and their faces need never be revealed. Mirror III is presented as a two-screen filmed project, showing the dynamic dialogue between a light onshore and a light at sea. In preparation for Mirror III, a prototype iPhone app has been developed to send, receive and interpret Morse Code – a form of communication used traditionally to convey a situation of human emergency. Mirror III: Horizon grew through research and conversations with residents of Malta was presented as part of the Creative Hub at the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) held in 2016 in Valletta, Malta.
Collaborator - De Chickera, Ruwanthie
Item Type:Video
Additional Information:Exhibition: At the Crossroads? Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century Venue: 7th World Summit of IFACCA, Valletta, Malta Dates: 18-21 October 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords:Art and Design Research Centre; video installation
Date:18 October 2016
Event Location:Malta
ID Code:28145
Deposited By: Symplectic Elements
Deposited On:16 Feb 2021 17:38
Last Modified:17 Mar 2021 15:02
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