Year: 2000Type of work:
First exhibited: 19 October 2000 LUX Centre, London, UK 11 November 2000 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA 10 – 26 November 2000 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, USA
Technical details: Two Screen video installation
by Tony Sinden
A video installation that is a “time-image” of the landscape of the American west in which the changing meaning of landscape is contemplated from multiple moments in time.
“The dramatic American Meltwater is the starting point for this exploration of nature, technology and the environment. Sinden’s installation is a loop that is encountered in the middle of a darkened gallery space. Recalling the large scale landscape paintings from a century earlier, the images are seen on a large panoramic screen, suspended in the middle of the space, allowing the viewer to walk around the image that can be seen from both sides of the screen.”
(Jeffrey Skoller in Everything Must Go catalogue, 2003)