Sally Waterman

Waste Land

'Rural Shadow Walks ' (2006)

Digital video projection, dimensions variable (6’)

 

'What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow

Out if this stony rubbish? Son of man,

You cannot say, or guess, for you know only

A heap of broken images' (l.19-22)

 

'Only there is shadow under this red rock,

(Come in under the shadow of this red rock)' (l.24-26)

 

'That corpse you planted last year in your garden,

Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?

Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?' (l.71-73)