Presto Presto , Video installation,
Presto, presto depicts a lone woman, whose physical statelessness is negotiated through psychological territorialization. The video references the opening scene of Hollywood film Houseboat (1958) where a young boy mournfully plays a harmonica as he walks in circles, marking out a protective space within which to cushion his grief. Presto, presto takes its cue from Houseboat by stripping back the scene to its sonic essence, underscoring the physical attributes of sound and how it is a structuring device that demarcates territory.
- Small states catalogue, Daniel Mudie Cunningham