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From the Sublime to the Ridiculous (2006) 02:15

Video loop in installation

Imagery of mountains and flowing water videoed in the Lake District is cut with video of a four year old girl 'playing' a variety of musical instruments, to a soundtrack created from the sounds she made. Drawing loosely on ideas of philosopher Edmund Burke, this piece also attempts to show that often the link between two opposites is a lot closer than it might seem at first.

This piece was originally shown in the context of an installation, viewed through a small hole in the wall, during my Foundation final show in May 2006 at Epsom UCCA (now UCA).

Thank you very much to my cousin Anna.

Installation at UCCA, May 2006

Photograph of 'From the Sublime to the Ridiculous', short film by Helen Nias, exhibited within its installation

Photograph of 'From the Sublime to the Ridiculous', short film by Helen Nias, exhibited within its installation

Photograph of 'From the Sublime to the Ridiculous', short film by Helen Nias, exhibited within its installation

Photograph of 'From the Sublime to the Ridiculous', short film by Helen Nias, exhibited within its installation