Home Francesca Du Brock: Empty Field, Endless Dusk


Acadiana Center for the Arts - Side Gallery
101 W Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501


  • Curator: Jaik Faulk
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Sat - Wed, June 12 - 30, 2021


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Francesca Du Brock: Empty Field, Endless Dusk

Empty Field, Endless Dusk

Single channel video, 25 minute loop, 2012

A figure silhouetted against the setting sun uses a flashlight to spell out the following message in Morse code, excerpted from Roberto Bolaño’s 2010 collection of stories The Insufferable Gaucho:
“We think our brain is a marble mausoleum, when in fact it’s a house made of cardboard boxes, a shack stranded between an empty field and an endless dusk.”
As the sun sets, the beam of the flashlight gradually weakens until the image fades to black.

Wallpaper, 1987, Sunlight, 2012

Archival pigment print on newsprint, 2013
An excerpted photo of wallpaper from the artist’s childhood home in Alaska is placed against the wall of her apartment in California. By focusing on the passage of sunlight over the image and the use of fragile materials such as newsprint, the resulting work evokes a sense of impermanence and obsolescence.

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  • Curator: Jaik Faulk

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