Play List is a single channel video work 8 min 47 secs in length. Most recently it has been included in d/Art/07 screen which was curated by Ricardo Felipe. Play List was originally screened at Artspace in Sydney on 27/10/06 as part of an event curated by Scott Donovan called "Tomorrow, again". The screening was accompanied by an improvised sound performance by John Encarnacao that used primitive electronics, radio transmissions and a range of filtering devices.
The work was conceived as an exploration of the space between the act of listening and looking and the ability of sound to feed certain states of mind. A single protagonist repeatedly selects and plays a series of records that bracket short visual digressions that are each proceeded by the title of song (real or imaginary). Each record becomes a prompt for the reveries of the listener. As the piece progresses the act of “playing” the records gives way to an exercise in video portraiture. The work turns the act of listening and looking back on the viewer as they are asked to consider the increasingly intense relationship of the image and sound and the glacial pace through which it unfolds.
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