Nan Hoover, 1991, 18'58''

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A close-up image shows water flowing downstream across stones. There is no sound and just one single camera angle. The process of seeing concentrates on various visual elements. There is an eye-catching black surface which could be a detail of something under, on or above the water. Water is dripping in the upper right-hand section of the screen. Small reflections of light, the water's movement and the diversity of colour imbue the image with contrast and dynamism. Trondheim/Norway lasts three times as long as Blue Mountains/Australia and Wigry/Poland but the principle remains the same: there is a new image every six minutes and tiny changes in the original composition are caused by slightly shifting the camera angle. The image becomes somewhat clearer once itbecomes obvious that the black surface is in fact a piece of a branch. Hoover's vision once again goes beyond the naturalistic... Read more...

  • Date: 1991
  • Length: 18'58''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: abstraction
  • Keywords: light, perception