Boys (2008) 7 mins (Digital Video)
‘The curiosity for the unknown, the anxiety for the future and the desire for communication obtain a greater intensity through the image of the deterioration of something which was never completed, as well as through the simultaneous recording of their long and close-up shots.’
Production, Camera, Editing and Sound - Aikaterini Gegisian & Lizzie
I was there, you had already left.
Installation Shots, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, 2005
When I was there, you had already left (2005) 5 mins 48 secs loop (Two-channel audiovisual installation)
installation was developed from material collected on a journey in the
areas of Turkey that my grandparents were born and had to abandon. Two
visual sequences are projected onto screens that are suspended in space.
One is the repetition of a short shot of a couple looking with persistence
at the camera. The other juxtaposes a voyeuristic look on a lone figure
waiting at the bus stop to images documenting details of the landscape.
The soundtrack blends the narrative of a female character with the actual
sound recordings. The story moves between past and present and is told
in a quiet, melancholic and internal tone.
Produced with the support of Selcuk Aykan, Leleg Institute Project - Turkey, Arts & Humanities Research Council - England
Direction, Production, Camera, Editing and Sound - Aikaterini Gegisian
their Wake, a two-screen digital audio-visual installation
is a collaboration between Aikaterini Gegisian & Ella Bissett Johnson.
The central image is that of two women sitting in an empty café
overlooking a busy urban scene for the duration of a whole day. This image
of stillness is fragmented and weaved into an elegiac sequence. Stillness
is transformed into movement. The sound of an urban environment floods
the space and surrounds the two women. The installation explores current
issues of geographical, temporal and mental displacement within the metaphor
of internal and external space. The viewer is caught in a perceptual game
between real space, image and sound.
Video Stills from In their wake ...