Eggsistence, 2002. Video

Eggsistence is an art video and a photographic series about the passing of time, ageing and loss. In this piece, a woman in a white dress is sat on a chair swinging her legs, surrounded by a floor full of eggshells. The action is shown repetitively from different angles. The legs represent the pendulum of a biological clock moving rhythmically to and fro. They move gently or vigorously over them, to represent the unequal passing of time and with it the loss of youth, beauty and, inevitably, the loss of fertility.