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Title: Land Art
Media: Audio/photo installation
Duration: 7' 09''
Year: 2009

Cast: Tomas Spencer (as Mark); Jesse Inman (as Mr.Q)

 

The general idea for this work was to invest a huge, giant effort to make something barely noticeable, tiny, and irrelevant. I got this idea while looking at the mountains with some snow remains during the early summer. Those are small white shapes in the pastoral green landscapes, often just a few pixels in the large image, digitally speaking. I wanted to do something with it, to move it, to change it, to erase it, anything, so when I look at the mountain again, I could see the difference from a far away, even if the change is microscopic.

For two summers I was searching the nature for the right situation. When I finally found it, I managed to move enough snow with the bag and small hand tool, creating a new detail, which was visible from the point of view in the valley.

The landscape scene now had a new detail. I made a change, a microscopic one, but a change. Naturally, I made a video document of this action. But when I tried to make a work out of it, everything seemed to be stupid. Well, the idea was stupid in the first place - suffering so much to produce so little, almost nothing. Why I spent two summers trying to make it, what was the result - a land art, site specific, intervention, landscape painting or painting the lanscape? It had something from each of these things, but it wasn't any of it. What was it all about?

This last question occures often in my mind faced with art. So I came to final idea to write a play for two characters observing the artist's action.

 

 

 



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