Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser

FORCED INTO IMAGES BY DESTINY DEACON & VIRGINIA FRASER

An image of a face with a another face super-imposed over the top, projected onto a brick wall in Peel Street.
Image: Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser Forced into Images 2001. Installation view, 2020. Photo: Bernie Phelan

Forced into Images is a video work by Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser. The two four-year olds in this video are cousins, Inyaka Saunders and Elia Harding, the children of two of Destiny’s siblings. They were like brother and sister themselves when the video was shot, and the artists minded them often from when they were babies.

They were very used to us when they let themselves be filmed. The idea in the first place was to see how long they could sit still in front of the camera (not long as it turned out).
The original footage was shot on Super 8 film at Destiny’s sister’s place in Thornbury and edited and finished on digital video.

This little domestic portrait has done a lot of travelling including round Australia, to New Zealand, New Caledonia, the first Yokohama Triennale, Japan, and Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany.

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