A picture’s worth a thousand words (though now that we’ve got Facebook, the value’s probably diminished a bit), but a few extra words usually don’t hurt when it comes to explaining your art. Feist doesn’t want you to think her new video “Graveyard” is simply about graveyards:
“I’m not talking about the Graveyard as a location, but of the entangled thoughts you get when visiting a graveyard. Usually you’re there to visit someone who’s died, and you think in broad terms about what they’ve become and your own mortality and about what time means. We’re alone in the field, always at a distance. And people appear and disappear from your life.
“Grief comes in the form of much larger thoughts; it’s more philosophical and it leads to a confused state of mind. You don’t get those thoughts from checking your emails! It’s a pullback from details and its grand and isolating.”
The gorgeous black and white video, filmed in scenic Big Sur, California, mirrors Feist’s description with its soaring, wide angle camera work across vistas, creating a sense of isolation and transience. Cheery stuff for the afternoon.