The first of a video diptych, Apexing is a construction of news media, sourced through a process of searching the daily headlines from 1st Jan 2020 through to the end of March. An image and a word were selected as signifiers of events that defined each day, particularly as a marker within major sagas of the time. What became apparent through this process was the language and imagery that has become part of our collective identity through the universal drama that has been 2020 so far. As the video bombards its audience with pictures and words of trauma, it makes for a challenging watch, even within its fleeting one-minute timespan.
By Bianca Tainsh
Music by Eco Futurism Corporation
Created with the support of Boxcopy, Brisbane.