Joyce Campbell

Company Stream (2017)

56 sec (excerpt) of 10 min 23 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Shot entirely underwater, Company Stream follows the movements of an eel in disorientating close up. Company Stream is loosely based on From the Observatory (2011), a paean to the sensual and orientational capacities of eels written in ecstatic streaming prose by Argentine-French writer Julio Cortazar.

Commissioned by CIRCUIT and curated by Mercedes Vicente as part of Thick Cinema (2017), a series of artist cinema commissions exploring the role of the body and sensorial experience in cinematic intelligibility and meaning.

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