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.