Today is the first installment of #FilmFridays, April 3, featuring David Claerbout’s hypnotic film Travel, 1996-2013. Available for viewing on our Vimeo page for 24 hours: 12:00am – 11:59pm EST.
To support this project, Claerbout has created two entirely new drawings related to the film. Tag @SeanKellyNY and #DavidClaerboutTravel to share a pic of your at-home screening. The person who submits the best picture of them screening the film will receive a signed copy of David Claerbout’s catalogue.
#DavidClaerbout’s oeuvre is characterized by meticulous attention to productiondetails, painstakingly created often over a period of years. The resultant works are immersive environments in which the viewer is invited to engage both philosophically and aesthetically. Describing the genesis of this film, @studiodavidclaerbout noted, “The idea and first preparation for this work began in 1996 when I came across a particular piece of “relaxation music” It was initially composed in the mid 1980s by Eric Breton, whose therapeutic music would take away stress, and ultimately, induce sleep. I considered that making a piece that could make people fall asleep was not a bad thing at all.
In Travel, a continuous camera movement makes a journey beginning in a park, traveling into a dark European forest, then into an Amazonian jungle, and finally, exiting the forest to reveal a nondescript suburban plain. At this moment of the musical finale, disenchantment and catharsis ‘share the podium’ while the camera is taken up into ascension, making it impossible to conclude a final image.”
Film Details: David Claerbout, Travel, 1996 - 2013, single-channel video, HD animation, color, stereo sound, 12 minutes edition of 7 with 1 AP and 1 AC, © David Claerbout, Courtesy: the artist and #SeanKellyNY #DigitalProgramming #Travel #WhileAtHome #NYCGalleriesLive
For the first installment of Film Friday's on Friday, April 3, we will feature David Claerbout’s hypnotic film Travel, 1996-2013. It will be available…