California Mexico

Shawn Chappelle

2002, 07:30 minutes, Colour, English


California, MEXICO, a rhythmic, painterly and intense ambient travelogue documents the all too present but invisible technological mediations by which our experience of the so-called "natural world" is constituted. Thie piece systematically guides us through the contemporary episteme of landscape as that which is mere highway vista for human activity and consumption. Inhabiting the space of the tourist, Chappelle's video traverses 'the landscape' in therms that hauntingly indicate an absence of landscape. Be prepared to be confronted with the wild.

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