Using footage from a nature documentary, the artist created a short video that is constantly being rewound in order to prolong the movement of a bird gliding through the air. This simple gesture reframes a mundane image with an act of yearning, suggesting a hope to find the unassuming poetics in our everyday experiences.
Yeyoon Avis Ann's I wanted to see a bird gliding longer (2017) was created out of her a personal desire to both extend and condense daily situations — in the process seeing these individual significance in a different light. The work is was shown at Singapore-based gallery Supernormal as part of the Technology in Art exhibition.
In this interview, we catch up with the artist who moved to Singapore in her teenage years to pursue art.