Digital landscape and nature-morte
Source TitleProceedings, 'Reinventing the Medium' - Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference
University of Melbourne Author/sCubitt, Sean
AffiliationFaculty of Arts, Culture and Communication
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsCubitt, S. (2006). Digital landscape and nature-morte. In, Proceedings, 'Reinventing the Medium' - Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University.
Access StatusOpen Access
Susan Collins' Glenlandia (and its immediate predecessor Fenlandia) employs a webcam on location feeding a plasma screen with a resolution of 320 x 240. The pixels arrive at one per second. It takes 76,800 seconds to complete an image, 21.33 hours, just under a day. Chances are that there will be a dark area of night (though Collins reports instances of a smear of moon across a night-time sky) and inexplicable artefacts, pixels of intense and unexpected colours appearing day or night, perhaps starlight or some unwitting creature flitting across the field of view. Hovering between photograph and moving image, the slow accrual of image, the slow erasure of the previous picture, make this in some interesting ways exemplary of the capacities of digital media, in particular some aspects of referentiality, and most specifically, in the first instance, the question of the representation of time.
KeywordsArt; digital landscapes; Susan Collins
- Click on "Export Reference in RIS Format" and choose "open with... Endnote".
- Click on "Export Reference in RIS Format". Login to Refworks, go to References => Import References