Sea Change

Much of the initial framework of Sea Change has been directly sourced from existing visual material- in this case a large deck of photographic postcards from the 1930-40’s that were gifted to the artist. Of these, Waheed has spliced and reconstructed 25 postcards into hundreds of negative glass slides in order to produce A Short Film (1-331).  The film slowly narrates Character 1’s journeys and encounters and in decrypting other works (such as Coordinates 1-8 and Returned 1-24), it becomes clear where these voyages are situated- the Western Himalayas.

Two hand-crafted step stools placed alongside an 11.5 ft shelving unit enable viewers to step up and examine the hundreds of collaged works.  A cut-film slide portrait is displayed in a slide viewer on a pedestal, representing Character 1.  No scrap from the 25 postcards were spared in this work’s construction.  The two cork studies that hang on either side of the shelving unit display remnants in the form of two vertebrae.

 

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A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Detail: Cut & Collaged Coloured Film in Handcrafted Wooden Slide Viewer
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Detail: Cut & Collaged Coloured Film in Handcrafted Wooden Slide Viewer
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Detail: Slide Viewer
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Detail
330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Installation View: Including Corkboard Studies (Suite of 2)
Cut Photographs pinned on Corkboard, Walnut Frame
152 x 122 cm

330 Negative Glass Slides, Photo Collage, Wooden Shelving Unit,
2 1/4 Film Collage in Negative Glass Slide, Slide Viewer, Wood
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Detail: Corkboard Studies (Suite of 2)
Cut Photographs pinned on Corkboard, Walnut Frame
152 x 122 cm
A Short Film (1/331), 2014
Detail: Corkboard Studies (Suite of 2)
Cut Photographs pinned on Corkboard, Walnut Frame
152 x 122 cm