Dutch Light - Textual Actions

1981, 23:00 minutes, colour, English


Before us on the small screen Dutch tableaux march past, urban as well as rural landscapes, actions so simple such as those of a person pushing a bicycle, old photographs, the artist on the ground painting the names of Dutch painters on a large surface of paper, etc. A long thick text accompanies these images that don't seem to have an evident link with them. It is as though in the slow and dense unfolding of the various actions, the artist had intended to paint with her video camera.

Marshalore tent d'établir d'étranges équivalences entre ses textes et ses images, tout en nous communiquant son engouement personnel pour la culture hollandaise à travers diverses images et un long texte touffu. Elle propose que l'invention de la peinture à l'huile par Van Eyck ait été déterminé par la lumeère hollandaise. Le vidéo est construit de façon similaire aux oeuvres des peintres hollandais. Ici, des couches flottantes d'événements sont substituées aux couches de peinture à l'huile afin de représenter cette même lumière hollandaise.

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