Ben Compton

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Four Sleeps (2017)
Multimedia Performance,
Durational


A single performer lies beside a camera crane. As he alters the height of a crane using string, a camera at the end slowly pans between found photos tacked to the wall. The video is relayed to a projection, allowing the audience to see both the performer and a closeup of the collage material on the wall. This action is repeated 4 times with different images, each representing a “sleep”. The projection becomes a dream space, where unrelated scenes collide together. Viewers experience the unconscious wanderings of the mind at night through the lens of film.