Returning to Fuji
Nan Hoover, 1984, 8'37''

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Perception is a constantly recurring theme in the work of Nan Hoover. Her video works explore in a meditative and concentrated fashion the various ways in which reality occurs and can be seen. In Returning To Fuji, Hoover turns her attentions to Mount Fuji in Japan where it is viewed as being the spiritual symbol of the coexistence of Man and nature. The tape consists of one single image of Fuji and is accompanied by the sound of the wind. The mountain is in a constant state of metamorphosis because of the changing weather conditions and the varying camera angles. Without revealing its secret, Fuji is continually changing its appearance: from harmonious and 'beautiful' to threatening and bleak. The landscape's solidity is rendered abstract so giving free rein o the imagination. And here, along with the physical, psychological factors also influence what one observes. Read more...

  • Date: 1984
  • Length: 8'37''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: abstraction, conceptual
  • Keywords: perception, reality, representation