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Another from Ruth Catlow

21st November 2011 by michael
arts | conceptual | ephemera | experimental | landscape | new media art | observational | place | travelogue | video


as i looked up
travel images unseen (2011, 156MB, 6:01 min)

’5 video clips taken on a simple video camera, through a window on a coach to the
plane from Istanbul and arriving in London by train. Selected by and stitched, unseen
by the creator who will never watch the video, ever.’

The gentlest conceptualism & quite, quite lovely too.
There’s something about knowing the premise that leaves one
very open – one could say innoculates one – to its formal consequences –
here a looseness which somehow gently stretches time, makes it grainier
but conversely sharpens our attention, perhaps to make up for the
maker’s own vow of abstention.
One more in the series to come.