10 March 2008



Video and concept by
Nathalie Latham

Soundscape by Tamara Friebel
5 min 43 sec looped projection
accompanied with 7 still images by Nathalie Latham 2006

This work began from a dream I had in Beijing, China, exactly a year after my father died. I had not been allowed me to speak at his funeral, which I felt was an important rite of passage. In my dream I was shouting, saying how important it was for me to speak at my father's funeral. No one could hear me. It felt like I was speaking behind thick glass and at times, through water.

I took this dream experience into a physical process where I wrote down on paper what was important for me to say, and then filmed myself saying these words into a square, glass box of water. In turn, I asked others from my community in Beijing to do the same. As I was in China, I assumed their concerns would be of political issues, the larger picture. Surprisingly, people wrote more about emotional censorship and personal difficulties.

09 March 2008


Finally got my videos on line ....

Here is the link for SLEEPING ANGELS.

The ANGELS continue to travel around this globe, next week they travel to Gallery 44 in Toronto, an artist run gallery in Columbia the week after and in Stuttgart in May...


Video and concept by Nathalie Latham
Music by Dan Parry
Vocals by Sir Willard White
Looped video. projection. in stereo
5 min 35 sec.

"While their minds wander off into a hidden realm of dreams, the dozing Japanese commuters in Nathalie Latham’s poetic looped video projection Sleeping Angels are progressing through real time and space. Accompanied by a charged and highly evocative soundtrack by Dan Parry which conjures up worlds of unconscious release, these ubiquitous travellers, almost oblivious to their surroundings, cultivate their own private space and, in the process, escape the mundanity of underground transit that personifies urban travel in the modern world."

Christopher Coppock, Ffotogallery, Cardiff UK.

08 March 2008

moon heart

I made a heart out of the moon.

06 March 2008


FIVE STORIES is a 5 part dance video piece inspired from photographer, Diana Matar´s series : 

Based on texts from Diana´s work, we have chosen five stories of asylum seekers in the UK.

The collaboration includes:
Tamara Friebel, composer from Melbourne based between Cambridge and Vienna.
Evguenia Chtchelkova, choreographer and dancer originally from Moscow, based in Lyon France and working all over the place.
And myself with the video camera.

Genia just spent the last three days in Berlin where we filmed the second part of the series. 
Each choreography, created and performed by Genia takes place on a bridge in a different city in Europe.  This piece, titled "anonymous" is a string quartet composed by Tamara Friebel.


Here is the text for STORY 2 - ANONYMOUS

"I could see what happened in Somalia to our friends and to our relatives.  And it is still in my mind hoy the militias took things bz force and killed people and I cannot get these things out of my mind.   

Seventeen times I had a gun to my head in Somalia. 

Seventeen times someone said to me ´run, run´and I lived.

I feel for all people everyhere who are afraid, who are intimidated. Even the young children who are bullied in school.  After what i have seen and what I have lived through, I still, when I am by myself and all alone, wonder why we don´t understand eachother."


images festival - toronto

There are two pieces which can be seen in this year's IMAGES FESTIVAL in Toronto :

The gift of 10 000 saris

the wonderful Iain Grandage has contributed the delicious The Flying Dream from 'Lawn' to the soundtrack of 10 000 saris.

The gift is also opening on International Women's Day ! (rather appropriate...)

and next week-end... opening in Toronto :

gallery 44
sleeping angels are going into the vitrine