Movement in Light
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Two ice floes appear to loom up out of the mist, now and then vanishing again in ribbons of fog. On reflection, the ice floes are not what they seemed to be, but rather, two hands, moving subtly alongside each other. The slow movement, and light and shadow, turn the hands into abstractions that can scarcely be identified as body parts anymore. Nan Hoover’s videotapes more often evoke associations with quiescent ‘landscapes’. The subtle action of forms, the stationary camera, and the lack of editing create an atmosphere of tranquillity. This atmosphere is enhanced by the low tones of the accompanying music. Moreover, the music conjures up a mysterious ambience.