Olivia McGilchrist


Single channel video with sound (10 minutes).

The cyclical ebb and flow of Caribbean waters sifts through layers of inherited histories, painting the physicality of time through light, colours, textures and sounds from nature. This ephemeral audio-visual blend offers an immersive experience in the liquid and fantasy space of the screen. A staged sequence of a contemporary River Mother (or Mermaid) evokes profound connections across the region by referring to the presence of this shared mythical figure embedded within the region’s cultural space.

Trailer (45 sec.)
Commissioned by the Davidoff Art Initiative for the 2016 Art Edition