Return is a video-based installation which includes sound, performance, and textile elements. Leilani Bascom is the lone actor navigating the water and where the water meets the land in this personal project exploring concepts of the life cycle from birth to death and rebirth. Life's paradox of struggle and release unfolds with imagery of battling through waves to swim deep underwater, fighting a river current and then surrendering to the flow, and carving a hole in the sand to climb into and be held. Viewers are immersed in the movement and sounds of water to witness the power and meaning of our first home and what sustains us.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bascom, Leilani, "Return" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 9751.
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