• DIAMOND SEA

    DOUG AITKEN 1997 
    27.48” – COLOR, SOUND
    COURTESY: CNAP (CENTRE NATIONAL DES ARTS PLASTIQUES)


    Conceived without words, Doug Aitken’s Diamond Sea highlights an extremely dense filmic material; the unfocussed framing of images always pushes the filmic material to the edge of the frame: shifted from its axis of gravitation, constantly relaunched into the cinematic temporal flow, disconnected from any point of view. The film invents its own stretched temporal mode that the material sound emphasizes. Shot in a disused South African mine, Diamond Sea is reminiscent of James G Ballard’s futuristic literary universe, in his depiction of a non-location as a disturbing ruin.


    Viewings:

    Friday 9 NOV - 2PM
    RÉVOLTÉ(E)S (85')- projection series including "Diamond Sea"

    Sunday 11 NOV - 2PM
    RÉVOLTÉ(E)S (85')- projection series including "Diamond Sea"