Fissure - The Lost Head & The Bird
Silo 6 • 30 May - 16 JuneOpens 6:00pm on Thursday 30 May
Hours 10:30 - 4:30 7 days
Where Silo Park - Wynyard Qtr, City
09 307 7055
Artists Sohrab Hura (India)
Fissure presents - THE LOST HEAD & THE BIRD: Act 1 of 12
Single Channel Video. 10:13 mins
A disorientating and absurd world, where the boundaries between fact and fiction blur, and the undercurrents of hysteria, rage, euphoria and violence lurk beneath the surface, erupting in ever more frequent outbursts. The Lost Head & The Bird explores a frighteningly fast-changing, post-truth world where actions are fuelled by appeals to emotions and facts are increasingly ignored.
“I think of the work as a balloon into which I keep blowing air. What one sees is just the skin of the balloon that keeps stretching. But at some point if I don’t stop blowing air into it, that balloon will burst. What I want to do with the work is to take you to that point right before, from where you might start to anticipate the bursting of the balloon.”
Artist: Sohrab Hura
Music: Recording of a live performance by Hannes d’Hoine & Sjoerd Bruil.
Performance curated and produced by Wendy Marijnissen / Bending The Frame.
Bio available here - Sohrab Hura biography