Copyright © 2011, Kate Elliott.

The Birth

video

A two day old orphaned lamb, sleeping, it’s mouth moving, suckling as if on its mother’s teat. The involuntary action of its body rising up and down as it breathes. Its eyes flitting, its dreams rolling. Peacefully unaware of its search for something that no longer exists.

Single channel video and sound recording of two day old baby feeding.

This project was derived from a memory of a comment made by the Artist’s father.