BLUE DESERT ~ Towards Antarctica
[work in progress]
Antarctica is a uniquely vast and haunting panorama of ice, water, and sky. To visit this place is to glimpse a world without human beings, to observe a planet in its most primitive and elemental state, to witness the mysteriously beautiful and fearsome power of the earth.
Although any attempt to represent the Antarctic is, in some sense, futile – an exercise in framing the unframeable—BLUE DESERT will provide a provisional window onto a wondrous landscape that embodies, paradoxically, the ancient permanence and never-ending flux of our physical environment.
BLUE DESERT ~ Towards Antarctica is both a film and a multi-channel video installation, shot during a two-week expedition to Antarctica in November of 2009 aboard the National Geographic Explorer using high-resolution cameras and audio equipment, and currently in post-production. Original scores for both film and installation versions will be performed live or presented in Dolby Surround Sound.
The project will be accessible to a wide audience, suitable for museums and galleries as well as science centers and other public spaces.