Worn (2015) [Film Projection: 23 minutes 51 seconds. Shoes: Copper, cedar, wax, leather, gold left copper leaf, silk and cotton]
A woman enters room puts on a pair of shoes and leaves, an act repeated again and again.
Drawing on imagery from fairy-tales, ‘Worn’ explores the triangulated relationship between the image, the artefact and the viewer. The artefact, the ‘having-been there’ object, acts as an intermediary between the viewer and the film. It is both ‘here-now’ with the viewer and at the same time ‘there-then’ within the film. Thus the artefact serves to emphasize the distance between the filmic record and the viewer. Within the film, this distance, the unreality of the viewing experience, is again emphasised by the use of three cameras positioned around the room.