Over for the Day (2009)

Over for the Day (2009) [Excerpt, 02:26]

  • Media Single channel SD video with sound. Colour.
  • Length 08:23
  • Artist Sam Jury

Over For the Day is a continuation of a body of work entitled ‘Disjecta Membra’ (translates – scattered pieces), a series of moving image and photographic works that explore society’s relationship with trauma and event, and the documentation of both. It depicts two events: the endless drifting of a bound and beleaguered figure in a bleak North European landscape and the disruption of matter, airborne in the atmosphere. Devoid of narrative, the figure exists in a space with no specific time or place, trapped in a seemingly pointless repetition of Beckett’esque style rituals. The film, taken in one continuous shot, was created by staging two events in the same location – filming through one event (the matter) to get to another (the perfomative figure). This filming through layers and screens was designed to add a remove akin to watching through a window of an interior space or on a monitor located elsewhere. The sound reinforces this notion of both interior and exterior place, combining domestic and ambient noise to create two spaces; in front and behind the camera.

Studio test at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2010)

 

As part of Coerced Nature (2013)
Rose Art Museum, USA

Installed at Stephen Haller Gallery, USA (2010)

 

  • Media Single channel SD video with sound. Colour.
  • Length 08:23
  • Artist Sam Jury