Video made from night-vision footage of a cityscape. The narrative unfolds in the ambivalence between spectacle and threat. Noise, light and smoke seem to be a statement of fugacity and the power of artifice but if their context is challenged so is their meaning. The role of the viewer keeps shifting from vigilant watcher to passive witness as the action is structurally fragmented.
Commissioned by SCAF (Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum) for the Sheffield Pavilion 2009.