VANISHING

ARTIST

Grau

Grau has lived next to two oceans.

COUNTRY

USA

PROJECT

The History of Light

I began to wonder if I was disappearing. I became afraid of what would be left of me.

The narrator of this video, too, is afraid of fading away. They try to hold the world in place by naming it, but unfortunately, the world can only stay still for so long.

The narrator’s body is absent.

The viewer is beside them, seeing what they see.

It is a portrait from the inside of a body that is evaporating.

Close your eyes and pay attention to what your body is doing.

The speed of your breath. How would it feel for that breath to leave you?

This is being embodied, too.

MEDIUM

Video – Length 00:07:15

Note: Listen with headphones, if possible.

Grau - Vanishing

The History of Light (video still)

Grau - Vanishing

The History of Light (video still)

Grau - Vanishing

The History of Light (video still)

Grau - Vanishing

The History of Light (video still)

Grau - Vanishing

The History of Light (video still)

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