Soda Lake Drawings (2005)

Soda Lake Drawings is a very personal work in that I wanted to echo the performative aspect of drawing field notes in a desolate landscape, within a visual and sonic layered field, where documentary and ambient sound and vision mix with deep layers of invented and imaginary emotional memory. Drawing the landscape is landscape drawing human as much as the other way...there is a blurred boundary: whose thought comes first-- the numinous language of strong motion data streaming continuously (if one measures it) , the performative act of drawing in and of that space and place --- and what does the memory document, this film, try to save or record? Nothing but, the enduring presence of an unfathomable depth of field, and the evanescent moment of engagement at arbitrary points in that depth of field.

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Soda Lake Drawings is a very personal work in that I wanted to echo the performative aspect of drawing field notes in a desolate landscape, within a visual and sonic layered field, where documentary and ambient sound and vision mix with deep layers of invented and imaginary emotional memory. Drawing the landscape is landscape drawing human as much as the other way...there is a blurred boundary: whose thought comes first-- the numinous language of strong motion data streaming continuously (if one measures it) , the performative act of drawing in and of that space and place --- and what does the memory document, this film, try to save or record? Nothing but, the enduring presence of an unfathomable depth of field, and the evanescent moment of engagement at arbitrary points in that depth of field.

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