Artist-filmmaker Sapphire Goss creates experimental videoscapes for commissions, installations, exhibitions and live events around the UK and internationally. Using obsolete technological methods and material techniques, footage is looped and processed until colours and shapes shift and become hyperreal and distorted. This is an ‘analogue uncanny’: scratchy, grainy and shimmering. Whether using physical elements such as paper, antique glass or real plants, multiple channels that feedback in endless combinations or pieces that are sound/data responsive, she creates kaleidoscopic audiovisual works that grow, decay and live beyond the screen.
Rose Tinted Crushed Black
Rose Tinted, Crushed Black is a chimerical fusion of landscape, memory and sensation. It is an uncanny horror for the age of extinction where the main actor is the landscape of Örö itself. It is made using footage I shot on the island during my residency in 2019 using living filters made from organic material (real plants, lichen, ice) and rubbish (cans, waste plastic etc). It is as if there is an ecosystem embedded into the camera; the island telling its own story. Gradually a presence becomes apparent, flickers at the peripheries, shadows, ghostly orbs, a creeping primal unease. In the end it is just the viewer and the landscape, reflecting back at each other, sinking in a murky pool that becomes the black screen playing the film.