Still Life/Nature morte for Kent
I made this artwork shortly after my brother's death in 1987. It consists of original film negatives my grandmother had taken as a young woman, reshot onto super 8 film. All of the photographs were of her friends, neighbours and relatives, directly facing the camera to have their pictures taken. The material on the film loops was organized by the number of people in each frame. As the film loops played, the people in the photographs continuously appear and disappear, repeating the seemingly endless cycle of presence and absence, life and death.
© 1987 Loades