Alex Bettler, Isabelle Inghilleri, Sanchita Islam, Hilary Lawson and William Raban, Earth (2007)
Medium: Video Painting, Projection, Color and no sound
Dimensions: 35 Scapes | Duration: 5 hours, 16 sec.
Collection: Video Painting Group Series
Edition of 7
Earth is a five hour collection of thirty five video paintings shot by Alex Bettler, Isabelle Inghilleri, Sanchita Islam, Hilary Lawson and William Raban. The four works shown are examples intended to illustrate the character of the collection.
These landscapes were shot between 2003 and 2006. This collection's striking contrast of scapes roam from the Black Mountains of mid Wales, to the stark ice fjords of Norway, over to the undulating tea plantations of Indonesia and into the lustrous orange groves of Valencia. The land is where we come from and where we return to. It grounds us in where we are and in our limitation. There is a time for the picnic in late summer, a time to huddle in the copse against the wind, a time to fight the elements and reach the summit. These video paintings remind us where we are, where we have been, and where we might venture.