Sandy Cove: June 28, 2013, 7:31 AM (excerpt)
Running time: 13:25 minutes / HD / colour
Ocean and ski filmed in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia on June 28, 2017 at. 7:13 am.
Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
My interest in observing and recording movement of the ocean began in 2012. I have spent hours observing moving waters in rivers, lakes, oceans and seas. This process has often guided my travel destinations. I have become captivated by the way these bodies of water disclose their secret anatomy, by the flux of their life force, by their continuous rhythms of movement and transformations and by the way they capture and reflect light.
By establishing a static shot I am able to focus and observe details and nuances, which I would never have paid attention to had they been occurring in front of me.
What intrigued me about the waters in Sandy Cove and West Berlin and what prompted me to film them was because I felt that I was experiencing the grace of water’s “breath.”
“Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia; June 28, 2013 7:11AM and Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia 7:31AM are two studies of the Nova Scotia sea in which she (Safdie) presents a concentrated observation of the subtle voluminous materiality of its waters and the atmospheric qualities of mist, rain and fog. In so doing Safdie leads the viewer into a silent and contemplative experience with no beginning, middle or end – we are immersed in its voluminous waters, moving through it and thinking with it.” *
*2018, These Waters Have Stories to Tell., Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea,
Wales, pg.12. Celina Jeffery.
This video was shown at the exhibition These Waters Have Stories to Tell at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Wales, in 2018.