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Cast

Erika Tan
2004/5
7.46 min., looped 3 channel DVD
3 channel video work

Cast

An optical reference to the process of 'looking'. A comment on the process by which something 'different', 'unknown' and fluid, becomes 'known' and 'fixed'.

Cast was produced during Erika Tan's recent residency in Shanghai and was made in response to the sensations Tan experienced on encountering one of the particular features of the city. At night parks are illuminated with a green light, creating an incandescent glow. The lighting transforms the open spaces, and the resulting film has the potential to act as a trigger to the audience to connect with their own perception and experience.
Lisa Le Feuvre, exhibition catalogue text.

Triangle at Space Gallery, London and Manchester Chinese Art Centre Gallery as part of Reassurance
Commissioned for Reassurance and shot whilst on an Artist Links Residency (ACE) in Shanghai, China

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