I created this short film to commemorate the baby I lost in 1994.
It is my way to accept grief and transform it, a visual poem about lost potentials. Loss & Gain has been made during my residency at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool 2022-23. It is a digital collage which combines film created in VR with film by the artist along with overlays, footage & 3D models from other sources.
When I presented the film at University of Liverpool on 1 December I did so in the context of a workshop about how art and the rituals we create can help us to accept grief and loss. It was a meaningful event and I am very grateful for the responses of all those who attended. I hope that what we shared will impact us all positively as we continue in our lives.
Fion Gunn is a London based visual artist with an international multi-media practice.