Angela Mesiti, Relay League, 2017. Video still. Courtesy: the artist and Glasshouse Regional Gallery, NSW.
“Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence”.
This message sent by Morse code in 1997 was the poetic starting point for artist Angelica Mesiti as she embarked on creating her exciting new work: Relay League. The message was not, as one may assume, a desperate transmission sent from a sinking ship, but rather, the final message signalling the end of the use of Morse code sent by the French Navy. In her latest work, Mesiti takes the dots and dashes of this forsaken language and brings them to life in a three-channel video installation.