Abe Abraham

Salt Water

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



‘Salt Water’ explores the contrast between the force of natural events and our own need and desire for stability. The work opens with an abstract, sculptural mass of more than twenty interlocked dancers with bare curved backs, who sway, rise and fall in wave-like motions. Individuals can only be identified in a fleeting glimpse. Beneath the abstract form, there live intimate human connections. For the viewer, this negotiation between a distant, abstract surface and a face in close proximity evokes a moment of empathy; a call from the depths that is soon swept away again.


Abe Abraham: In my video-art, I work with dancers to create abstract sculptural forms that evolve over time. Drawing on the work of various sculptors who exhaust the physical potential of a single material or object, I work to create an intricate mass that transcends recognition of an individual body.