Abigail Lane



Forever Always Somewhere


Forever Always Somewhere is a projected video work, in which digitally animated bones can be seen in a Suffolk sky. Within the film’s frame, the bones of a single body move as if within zero gravity and infinite perspective. When they hit the screen's edges they are bounced back into its space.


The animation was technically mastered by Olef Veron and the soundtrack of drums was specially improvised and performed by Dominic Young. The work was started in 2007 but not completed until 2012 when the soundtrack was defined and recorded.


Forever Always Somewhere was shown as part of SNAP Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk, in 2011. The work was also screened in the cinema at the ICA London in 2011. A second version of the film (aspect ratio 3:4) was made in 2016. This was shown at CAST, Helston Cornwall and as part of the exhibition BREXIT - OUT OF THE MATRIX?,  Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal, Basel in 2017.


ALIVE in the UNIVERSE Venice Biennale 2019, will be the first time the work will be installed as a double screen projection and a new version has been made especially for this.

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