Video projection and cast jesmonite

Two swans swim back and forth in a duet across the water. Their eggs lie to one side, cold.  

Loss was originally filmed and exhibited during the Landscape and Light residency at Letheringham Lodge, a moated medieval hunting lodge in Suffolk. The film captures the melancholic repetitive movement of the resident couple of swans. The eggs are physically removed from the birds, the detached arrangement of cold eggs on the floor accentuating their loss.

Jane Watt is an artist based in East Anglia who has made work and exhibited in the public realm for over twenty years. She tries to find the extraordinary in everyday materials, situations and spaces. Past projects include changing the skyline of Shoreditch, East London with a flock of one hundred artificial birds on a city roof, trying to make a straight rainbow on the Pentland Hills, Scotland, creating a taste of summer in mid-winter on the streets of Helsinki and getting hundreds of people to dance under magenta spotlights in forgotten corners of north London. 

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