Jan Peacock

play byplay

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play byplay, 2009/2013, 3:24 min looping video

play byplay presents a binocular view, using footage from the artist’s Competence Archive, showing two European magpies passing a twig back and forth between them, until the twig falls to the ground. The footage is paired with an animation that isolates and traces the movement of the twig.

play byplay was produced for the window gallery Queen Specific, Toronto, 2009, curated by Joy Walker. It was remastered in 2013, with new animation by Annie Macmillan