Backdrop was shot in the landscapes of Alaska – a dry riverbed to be precise – and later digitally manipulated. Here, Catrysse has literally cross-faded various shots of landscapes with the landscape in the foreground of the image. The shots are taken in a remote area of Southeast Alaska, near an abandoned town where the world’s purest copper was once mined. Before this backdrop, the work develops the theme of material integration and disintegration, of differentiation and de-differentiation, of form and the formlessness in a perhaps paradigmatic manner. The horizon, obliterated by gusts and sandstorms, is like an elusive stage on which a primordial drama of difference and indifference is played out – the original schism between high and low, up and down, material and immaterial, chaos and order. Reminiscent of a cosmic spectacle, it is as if we were observing the emergence and the dissolution of the world.
- Format HDV(High Definition Video)
- Color system PAL
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- Year 2006-2007
- Duration 00:14:39