Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sleeping Angels at Aurora

At the inaugural Video Feedback session this weekend photographer and video maker Nathalie Latham shared her work with Aurora. In town as an exhibiting FotoFest artist, Nathalie is an Australian living in France. Ever the host, Vinod guided her to Aurora.

Nathalie’s piece Sleeping Angels is a study of residents of Beijing who catch gentle naps during their train commute to and from work. As the sleeping city passes in the background the viewer wonders if these are really the dreams of the sleeping riders. The trance is broken when one woman opens her eyes. Thankfully she falls back to sleep so that the voyeuristic viewer can again watch the Sleeping Angels.

Image from Sleeping Angels, Nathalie Latham

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