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.