Blue Mountains/Australia
Nan Hoover, 1988, 5'59''

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After concentrating for a considerable period of time on drawing, Nan Hoover once again decided to pick up her video camera. Although most of her early tapes were made in her studio, these new works were recorded from nature. One of her aims was to sum up each of the countries she has visited in a single shot. In 'Blue Mountains/Australia' we see a close-up of water reflecting branches with leaves. The soundtrack consists of birds and of running water. There are also orange-coloured stones in the water... Through the tape's duration, the minute changes and its close-up image (the context is exclusively determined by the sound and the reflections), the process of looking at an image means experiencing that image so that illustration or impression are transforme into an autonomous and enigmatic abstraction. Read more...

  • Date: 1988
  • Length: 5'59''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Keywords: perception