Island Song

1976, 16:29 min, b&w, sound

In Island Song, which Palestine made on the French island of St. Pierre, off the coast of Newfoundland, the artist straps a video camera to a motorcycle and then drives around the island as though searching for an escape. His chanting voice merges with the vibrations of the motor, forming an incessant soundtrack that echoes the jarring motion of the camera. The piece concludes with a close-up of rocks on the beach, where Palestine's journey ends.

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1976, 31:34 min, b&w, sound