Berni Searle is one of Soth Africas most interesting artsit within contemporary art. Bildmuseet present three of her latest video works.
A Matter of Time
In A Matter of Time (2003), a video projected onto a norrow purpose-built freestanding wall. By turning the single projector on its side, Berni Searle creates the impression of an impossible movement against gravity.
Home and Away
Home and Away (2003) is commissioned by NMAC Montemendio Arte Contemporaneo in Vejer de la Fronterra in Spain, along with a set of lithographs entitled Waiting #1-#6, is the first video Searle produced outside of South Africa. The work focuses on th esea mass between Spain and Morocco and uses the burdened meanings of this body water – ondocumented migrants from Morocco in makeshift and overloaded boats make nightly crossings from North Africa to Spain in the hope of a better life in Europe.
In Vapour (2004) the artist explore transient states of consciousness with dreamlike images. Siluettes and shades of people are moving through a night landscape where fires, smoke and steem creates a magical, poetical but threatfull atmosphere. It looks as if something catastrofic and devastating has occured.