digital video, 4:3, colour
Trick of Shade is a layered, elliptical journey through the Greek myth of Pandora’s box. Building around the moment of transgression, Pandora’s fall from grace, the film ponders the precipice of indecision and the moment that curiosity soils innocence.
directed & edited by Justine Shih Pearson
featuring Naida Chinner
animation by Grant Pietsch, Blue Onion New Media
music written & performed by Bergerac
Commissioned by the Zephyr Quartet for ‘Into the Kaleidoscope’ – Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, 2004