Presenting artist Chloe Brenan’s film Different Dusts (2021) as part of our ongoing online Screening Series.
Chloe Brenan’s work captures the quiet poetic moments of daily life; the shadows cast by a hand, the splash of a river swim and the passing of a cloud. Chloe’s approach is spurred by scientific enquiry and spreads across disciplines, this work in particular conservation and meteorology. However these beautiful scenes contribute to a wider conversation, humanity’s phenomenological position within the natural world in regard to climate change and the biodiversity crisis.
Different Dusts is a non-narrative, experimental Super 8mm film and sound work. Gestural hands play the invisible cords of a theremin (an electronic airborne musical instrument) and exemplifies the sensitivity of the body in exploring intuition and tacit knowledge. The theremin is a motif that signals the liveness of touch beyond physical contact and acts as a sensor for closeness that cannot be gauged by human perception alone.
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