Jason Young: The Curling Stones
Our video last week profiled the New York-based Canadian artist Jason Young, highlighting his resin paintings and the intensive process that goes into making them. This week we bring you an exclusive broadcast of The Curling Stones, an experimental film directed by Pascal Franchot that fictionalizes Jason's work with curling stones, used in the Olympic sport that involves sliding heavy stones on ice. In Jason's interpretation, he uses curling stones (that he fabricated himself) loaded with resin on a resin "rink" and propane blowtorches to create abstract artworks. The video has been featured in several film festivals internationally and is part of a proposal for a large-scale version that Jason hopes to execute in the future.