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Artist: Jane Edden (British, born 1966)

Date: 2004
Medium: Projected image, string, and cards
Overall: 20 x 25in. (50.8 x 63.5cm)
Credit Line: 75th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of Richard Blumenthal and Linda Morgan
Object number: 2010.30
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Jane Edden created this installation while she was working at Sculpture Space, an international artists residency program in here in Utica. She titled the piece Colony based on another, earlier, Utica, the first colony established by the Phoenicians from Sidon (now Lebanon), ca. 1100 B.C.E., in what is now Tunis, North Africa. By happy coincidence, Utica, N.Y., has a rich and long-standing Lebanese community.

Edden described Sculpture Space as “a creative colony of far-flung artists; my installation used a film I took by the train tracks in Utica of a group of birds flying on and off communication wires, so I thought it fitting." Birds in flight, telephone wires and trains all evoke movement and communication, making Colony a meditation on assembly, interaction and exploration. It is enchanting to watch, as it moves from cloudy to bright skies, from negative or positive film.

© Jane Edden