One Night to Last Forever 

One Night to Last Forever (excerpt), Claire Pearce, 2019, video (on loop), 07:42 minutes (excerpt: 01:28 minutes) 

©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

One Night to Last Forever, Claire Pearce, 2019, video (on loop), 07:42 minutes

©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

 

One Night to Last Forever is a video work depicting the gradual transformation of an empty white room into the setting of a loud and vibrant party. 

Treating the structure of the space in relation to the stage of a theatre, a solitary laborer sets the scene for a potential performance; paperchains create a stage curtain whilst painted decorations fill the space with energy, creating a distinct separation from the emptiness outside of the stage. A sense of expectation builds throughout the video, which is ultimately met with disappointment as the party starts, finishes and the whole sequence begins again; a temporary moment of fantasy is created from the material of reality.