WHITE ON WHITE (AFTER MALEVICH)

Merilyn Fairskye 2016-17
Single-channel vertical HD video
00:03:50, stereo sound
For installation: Single-channel HDV loop
Loop duration 4.00

White on white

 

 

White on white

 

Screen captures "White on White"

TTwo women undertake the endless task of repainting a wall that surrounds a medieval cathedral on the outskirts of a large city.

Almost a century earlier, Kasimir Malevich painted White on White - an off-centre white square angled across a white ground that embodied a sensation of infinity.

"Let My Prayer come True" performed by Blagovest Cappella, conducted by Lev Pankratov.