Daata Fair Miami

Online Only Art Fair
December 1 – 13, 2020

David Claerbout

Wildfire (meditation on fire), 2019-2020

Single channel video projection, 3D animation (stereo audio, color)

Duration: 24 min


Exhibition view: Memling Now, Sint Janshospitaal, Bruges, 2020


© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Dominique Provost

Daata Fair Miami

Online Only Art Fair
December 1 – 13, 2020
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Esther Schipper is delighted to announce our participation in Daata Fair Miami—a new online art fair dedicated to showcasing the best of international contemporary video and digital art—with a presentation of David Claerbout's latest video installation: Wildfire (meditation on fire).

Despite its hyper realistic appearance, Wildfire (meditation on fire) is not a film shot on location. The 24-minute single channel video projection uses 3D computer techniques and a simple camera movement to depict a spectacular wildfire in an artificially rendered landscape. Moving at a very slow pace, views of a luscious forest slowly merge into dramatic—and hypnotic—still images of destructive flames. Projected on a large-scale free-standing screen, the work seems to absorb the viewer into its hellish scenery.

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