Remembering Water Children

Video installation |  7 min | 2007
Credits: Score Composer & Assistant Editor
in collaboration with late Paul Ryan (Raindance, Radical Software)

In his book Liquid Life, William la Fleur details how Japanese Buddhists honor miscarried, still born and abortioned children. These beings are thought of as ‘water children’ who,- after experimenting with taking human form in the womb,- return, or are returned, to the formless state of pure possibility. In Japan, people commemorate their water children in public places, often bringing toys and siblings. This series of seven water images commemorate water children in Western Culture; unborn, unnamed and unknown. Video editing techniques include creating symmetric formats for water flow and altering the speed, direction and orientation of the water movement. Contact EAI for showings.

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