Burning Light into that Good Night

Single-screen moving image.

Burning Light into that Good Night (2021, 7m) is a single-screen moving image based on a memory session recorded in the summer 2019 by the artist Alda Terracciano with her father, a few weeks before his death. The artwork explores memory as fleeting grasp of the self and care as impulse, positioning a man with Parkinson desease at the centre of his story.

The moving image art work was premiered at Birkbeck Arts Weeks on 19 May 2021 and followed by a Q&A with the artist chaired by Fintan Walsh (Reader in Theatre & Performance, Director, Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality and co-director, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre).

Read here a review by Nathalie Wourm, Director of Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship & Community.