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Time and food. Battleground.

Inconclusive Drawing

Andrew Charleson
Inconclusive Drawing (2016)
Video. 3’10”
Looped digital file

Andrew Charleson uses a video record of abstract marks on acetate to explore the tensions between creation and destruction. He asks what we create in the act of destruction and what is destroyed when we create? Part animation, part live action and with an improvised soundtrack created as a response to the significant form of the drawing and its subsequent transformation, the video is a witness document to an insignificant cycle inviting the viewer to author their own testimony or to pass by unmoved.

Chroma 15


What the Hell is Going on?

Memento Mori

Andrew Charleson
Memento Mori (2014)
1'50" Digital Video File, looped.

This short video reflects on the precious brevity of life and the inevitability of death, on the mystery of existence and the ubiquity of grief. It is both a personal memorial to a loved father and an existential question without an answer