Justy Phillips

Polar bear – Green

Last night I dreamt that I was eaten by a bear. It’s not so strange considering the events of late. Remember the video I showed you, the one with the green water and the yellow submarine. Where he swims around in circles, periodically kicks the wall? Well, I showed that video to someone else and she said she thought that bear was me. And I thought that’s strange for her to see me like him. A tiny plankton in the belly of a whale. Circling up and around from the centre of the earth. About to smother every living thing with my rage. I thought that’s strange for her to see me like him. Loop, loop, circuit, kick. Because then she said the bear was doomed, which I thought was unkind. But obviously true.

© Justy Phillips 2012.

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1. short circuit green. 02:28min. Single channel video, 2012.

2. short circuit green, 2012. Installation view,

Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna, Reykjavik, 2012.

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