Water Over Stone No. 2, 2019 – Floor Projection Excerpt
Running time: 14:50 minutes / HD / colour
From the exhibition As I Walk at Fonderie Darling, Montrea.
Repeated movements of water moving over a stone in Lake Memphremagog in the Eastern Townships.
Camera: Sylvia Safdie, Gabrielle Allain
Editting: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Note: In 2002, while gazing at the currents in Lake Memphremagog, I became captivated by the flow of water over a stone. It was a windy afternoon and the water kept gushing in rhythms of swirls as it intervened with the stone, or was it the stone that intervened with the flow of water… However, it was the stone that I identified with – my body became the stone and I was enveloped by its folds, wrinkles, and ripples. When I became conscious of the experience I ran to get my video camera.
Since then I have returned to the same spot at the same time of year in anticipation of rediscovering the experience. Nature has a mind of its own – You can never capture the same moment twice.