Monday, March 2, 2009
Artist: Suzanne Peck
Sink or Swim(2007/8)
Digital video, Chlorine (variable dimensions)
A room-darkened and warm- reeks of damp air and a hint of chlorine. The
moving image on the wall features a woman’s body gliding through aqua water.
The atmosphere grows incresingly familiar as the chlorine smell intensifies and
passes, the air is thick. The woman is fragmented, here glides her back, there
a leg, a shot of both arms propelling her slowly through the water.
There are unfamiliar objects the woman is wearing, making sound in the water
amidst her breathing. Glass tubes surrounding her limbs, clinking against each
other, keeping her afloat.