Mountain II

“…with mountains shall the discerning one learn to build! It is a small thing for the spirit to remove mountains…” - Nietzsche

…and we have, though perhaps not necessarily in the spirit of his Superman. As a whole, humankind has shown it has the power and means to reshape the very earth we live on, but the ends to which we exercise this power reveal only our shortsightedness and singular focus on profit.

Mountain II is an attempt to build a mountain using methods inspired by image mapping in 3d modeling software and Google Earth’s terrain view – composited video landscapes are projected onto a faceted construction, stretching the image out as it follows the shapes of the form. The video is in some places abstracted, distorted and pixilated, and in other places a clear representation of landscape.