Image: Echo Tide anticool © Julia Waugh
anti cool - Echo Tides - A film commission for Leaving Language at The Metropole Gallery Folkestone England.
"Fishing is the type of industry which politicians use to create Island fictions. In the foggy haze of morning, trays of ice and fruits of the sea crunched together.
Gills filled with tears that secreted memories. The fish dripped blood into the image. We were leaving language and could not survive out of water. Whelks, crabs, lobsters ...
The ellipsis marks an omission from speech or the writing of a word when their meaning can be deduced from a context. The echo sounder and the radar detect signs useful to the mariner but we are concerned with Artworks and synonyms to learn and "like" on Facebook.
Time rewinds itself in warm beds when we are dreaming, the woman drags a net into the sea; a black, backless gown; cut low to reveal her spine. This is what you wear to make Art in waters that are cold enough to cause pneumonia.
The nets were empty and the sea was dark and sublime; who was this terrible monster between continents that hauls sailors to their deaths. What was speaking or making that sound?
"Folkestone, Folkestone ... "