A Ray of Sunshine (2008)

A Ray of Sunshine, Video Stills, 2008

2008 – 1 min – stereo sound – DV
(shot in miniDV in Armenia in 2006)

A Ray of Sunshine is based on footage shot in the area of Lake Sevan in Armenia around a derelict hotel that was abandoned when the Soviet Union collapsed.  Starting from an almost black screen, the image slowly opens up to reveal an ambiguous landscape, while the sound transports us to a different perceptual space. Using colour and sound, the work questions the realities of the recorded image in an attempt to inscribe the personal in a continuously changing landscape.

Direction, Production, Camera, Editing and Sound – Aikaterini Gegisian