SJ Ramir

cold clay, emptiness... (2010)

1 min 38 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"In Cold Clay, Emptiness... an anonymous figure moves in slow motion through an empty and remote rural environment. The figure's journey is intercepted by an abandoned structure - a symbol, representing visions of society, memory and need - which is explored, but ultimately rejected, leaving the figure to continue on its quest towards an unknown destination. Pixels are enhanced in the video through the use of custom-made lens filters, to create textures within the work, and eliminate superfluous detail."

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