Silence IV (Լռության կաթիլային) 2023
single channel experimental video art
Duration: 00:02:00. No dialogue, sound, color
drop by drop
sitting on the walls
Trailer (contact the artist to see the full work)
“Silence IV” (Լռության կաթիլային) is the second in the recently started series of video-bites shot entirely on cellphone. The video was created in April, 2023, during the nine-month blockade of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Between the alarming and scary news coming from home, and the calm reality of every-day life abroad, the artist is trying to make sense of the two realities through art. Playing with lights on interior surfaces Anna Grigorian is working through the conflicts between her immediate surroundings and split identity.
“Silence IV” was made after “A Peculiar Place i.” Both works were shot on cellphone, and are an exploration/meditation on a split identity of the artist (immigration, immediate surrounding, internal space). While “A Peculiar Place i.” is incorporating a play of sunlight and a flashlight, “Silence IV” is a step inward, presenting the viewer with various interior surfaces under the spotlight of a flashlight, playing and distorting their habitual meanings.
Concept, montage, sound design, video editing – Anna Grigorian
2023 Silence IV (Լռության կաթիլային) – FEDAXV 2023 10th Valdivia Experimental Audiovisual Design Festival, Festival director: Roberto de la Parra. Valdivia, Chile, November 2023
2023 Silence IV (Լռության կաթիլային) – 5th Fotogenia, International Filmpoetry, And Divergent Narratives Festival, Festival director: Christian Pacheco-Cámara Mexico. November 2023
2023 Silence IV (Լռության կաթիլային) – Strangloscope Film Festival, Festivals directors and curators: Cláudia Cárdenas, Rafael Strangloscópico Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil. October 2023
2023 Silence IV (Լռության կաթիլային) – 13th BIDEODROMO Internacional Experimental Film and Video Festival. Festival Director: Txema Agiriano Bilbao, Spain. October 2023
2023 Silence IV (Լռության կաթիլային) – 26th annual Antimatter [Media Art], Curators: Deborah de Boer, festival director: Todd Eacrett, Victoria, BC, Canada. October 2023
2023 Silence IV (Լռության կաթիլային) – 32nd Edition of VIDÉOS DE FEMMES DANS LE PARC (VFP) curated by Anne Golden and Véronica Sedano Alvarez; Le Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), Montreal, Canada. October 2023