Gabriel White

Countdown Mountain (Prologue) (2022)

12 min 24 sec (excerpt) of 54 minSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

In Countdown Mountain White performs the role of urban wanderer, his camera alighting on road cones, signage and inscrutable infrastructure of the modern city. On the accompanying voiceover, White delivers ultramundane interpretations of his subject matter, which are alternately dark, lyrical and deadpan.

The film was exhibited in 2022 with an accompanying book, featuring photos taken by ‘the wanderer’, humorously paired with short, sloganesque texts by White and playful graphics by Markus Hofko, a combination White describes as resembling “a situationist scrapbook”.

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