Nature Represents Itself

Nature Represents Itself, (c) Susan Schuppli
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  • Jahr: 2018
  • Ort: Golf von Mexiko
  • Land: Mexico (25.0000001, -90.0000001) centr.
  • Kategorie: Ressourcen/ Energie/ Atom/ Fossil, Technik/ Infrastruktur/ Verkehr, Umweltverschmutzung und -zerstörung/ Gifte, and Wasser/ Gewässer
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In ihrer Videoinstallationsarbeit NATURE REPRESENTS ITSELF zeigt Schuppli eine Simulation der Ölpest im Golf von Mexiko nach der Explosion der Ölbohrplattform Deepwater Horizon am 20.04.2010. Im Video werden sowohl Bilder des anfänglichen Oberflächenschlicks sowie der Ölschwaden in größeren Meerestiefen gezeigt. Begleitet werden diese von einer Audioaufnahme des Urteils gegen BP vom November 2010. >>

“When the smooth viscosity of oil comes into contact with the rough surface tension of the sea […] rapid transformations in the thickness of the oil film occur and therefore also extraordinary and rapid shifts in colour. The cinematic capacity of the oil spill isn’t simply a consequence of its representational condition as a mirrored watery surface that is capable of projecting an aesthetic event back at us […] but is a feature of its very ontology—its molecular structure and behaviour. While analogous to the workings of the cinematic apparatus, the oil spill is perhaps better understood as engaged in the production of a new form of cinema organised by the found footage of ‘nature’ itself.“ (Susan Schuppli) >>

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