Critical Writing Index

Planetary thinking: Re-encountering Nancy Holt's and Robert Smithson's Mono Lake (1968-2004)

by Maria Walsh

Moving Image Review & Art Journal, 2020, v. 9, no. 2, pp. 155-160

Intellect Ltd, 2020

Maria Walsh examines the film Mono Lake in detail by making connections with the current pandemic. While structurally considering the film, Walsh highlights that the aesthetic creation of the film probes the planetary by recalibrating distance and proximity in relation to space and time beyond human measure, all of which gets spun out in a web of human friendship and affection.

ITEM 2020.007 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Mono LakeNancy Holt and Robert Smithson

Boomerang (1974)

Double Negative (1969)Heizer

Easy Rider (1969)Dennis Hopper

Sun Tunnels

Das KapitalKarl Marx