HANABI is a one minute five second video film that is projected in a loop. Fireworks explode, fly into the sky, burst open through reversed processing in black & white. The night sky becomes white, while the exploding missile is as black as the ink in a Chinese calligraphy. Smoke, powder and pyrotechnics are combined with drawing and writing. Calligraphics inscribed on a video band turns the artist's gesture into an explosion and the rapidity of a rocket: direct, efficient and light as air. The fire that has turned black as coal for a fraction of a second, becomes solid matter for the duration of its appearance - a fraction of a second.
Artist: Amanda Riffo
Production year: 2005
Catalogued as: EXPERIMENTAL, PERFORMANCE
Schirman & De Beauce