What will be left of me after I have melted alone and praying
Courtney Askey is a cross-disciplinary artist, curator, writer and musician based in Leicester. Her work explores internet culture, technology and identity.
Created during lockdown, What will be left of me after I have melted alone and praying is a video depicting a large-scale cyanotype self portrait hanging on a washing line in the garden. The stationary camera captures the sound of nature and the quiet atmosphere of the location. The cyanotype is a contemplative medium that requires time and a hands-on physical approach. During lockdown Courtney’s work took a dramatic shift from the digital to the traditional as she needed to practice mindfulness in order to find calm. This video piece fuses the traditional methods that Courtney newly embraced in her back garden with the digital work she was most comfortable with.
What will be left of me after I have melted alone and praying, 2020
Video, 9 minutes 47 seconds
DVD (limited edition of 5) available on request
Courtesy of the artist