Site-specific permanent video installation, Los Angeles LAX
A camera precisely yet magically pans 360 degrees around a
grassy marsh and pond in New York harbor, revealing both close
up and more distant view. Through repeated layering and
compositing of the original video material a general visual
impression forms of the slowly blurring of both time and space.
The work at LAX unfolds along a meandering string of 29 video
screens hanging above the waiting area of the arrival hall. Two
full panoramic views of the marsh site are visible at any given
moment across the screens, with the increased blurring of the
temporal element moving from the right to the left. The
panoramas, while visually matched from screen to screen,
time-wise are nevertheless an illusion, constructed on the
editing table. Each screen, moving from left to right, shows an
earlier point in time made by a single camera, sweeping 360
degrees on a tripod with but a single rotating head.
VIEW is part of "See Change," featuring 17 original,
site-specific artworks, located in the lower-level arrivals hall
of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles LAX
airport, accessible to the public.
Thanks to curator Anne Bray and my fellow artists participating
in the project!
© Kurt Hentschläger 2010-11