Melis Bürsin

The Last Witness
The Last Witness, Continuous color two channel synchronized HD video. dual projection with sound. 05:40 minutes, 2012

“Laisse-moi alter ou je ne suis pas encore.” (Pe 30) 

“Let me go where I have not yet arrived.” (EP 25) -Luce lrigary Elemental Passions

Two past lovers set out to find perhaps the last witness to the entire span of New York City’s history from a tiny Dutch settlement to one of the great metropolises of the world. It has survived miraculously from a time when native Matinecock people trod softly beneath it to an age when automobiles roar by oblivious to its presence. The sound piece is a dialogue of an exchange that takes place between the two past lovers in search the oldest living thing or perhaps something they lost.