Sleight of Hand

 

For 'Sleight of Hand' Powell filmed the making of her own small-scale works in wax with an overhead camera, revealing how they take shape, and playing with the sense that making and engaging with objects is in itself rather like being under a spell. The scale of the projection offers a counterbalance to the intricacy of the waxes themselves and allows the possibility of revealing things that are otherwise hard to see with the naked eye. The imagery and forms that emerge relate directly to other objects shown nearby, as well as to the artist’s own medical condition and desire for wellbeing.

© Felicity Powell, 2011. Music by William Basinski.

 

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