KENO/KINO & Last syllable of time
Pavitra Wickramasinghe’s work considers new ways of conceptualizing the moving image and exploring conventions of seeing. The sense of place and locale plays a large part in her work and currently she is exploring notions of traveling, memory and what it means to be here. Recently, Wickramasinghe has been gathering footage of boats that are left immobile. She stumbled on these scenes purely by chance. She states “I am attracted to them because they are sites of potential voyage made static. A boat is a symbol of voyage, discovery and migration, to see one that is capsized, on land or frozen in place is a strange and unsettling site.”
This project was supported in partnership with Nocturne Halifax. Last syllable of time was presented on the Halifax waterfront, and KENO/KINO was presented at Alderney Landing on the Dartmouth side.
KENO/KINO was made possible by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts and Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon.
Last syllable of time was made possible by La Fondation De La Familie Claudine Et Stephen Bronfman; UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists and Changdong Art Studio, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea.