(2004) 7 mins loop (Two-channel audiovisual installation)
In 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.
Aikaterini and Ella started working together during their degree at the University of Brighton when both developed an interest in narrative fragmentation in audio-visual installation work and its engagement with a mobile audience.
Funded by Mersey Film and Video, University of Brighton and The Arts Council England
Direction, editing and production: Aikaterini Gegisian & Ella Bissett Johnson
Director of Photography: Mark MacEwen
Performers: Agapi Gegisian & Aikaterini Gegisian
Courtesy of Kalfayan Galleries Athens-Thessaloniki