Two identical monitors are hung low (knee to waist height) at right angles to one another in a corner. The images are situated in living rooms, the nucleus of the family home. On the right side we see an individual in her/his living space silently gesticulating. We never see anyone’s facial identity, but along with the décor of the living room and clothing, small gestures of hands and feet convey personality. These tiny gestures set up a series of silent dialogues. On the left side part of that individual is cut out, appearing randomly in the life of another family.
‘Not Gone, Not Forgotten’ is a two screen video work that takes the accidental intimacy of organ transplantation literally by visually cutting together or colliding images of two families. The work plays on a continuous loop, cycling through five different sets of people interspersed with quotes from donor families.
2 screen video work on a loop - 10min 16sec. Silent.