In this video, a man and horse travel through an ink-wash landscape. Sometimes quiet and atmospheric, sometimes turbulent and moody, the landscape changes while the man and horse walk on unwaveringly.

In the tradition of Chinese landscape painting, it is typical for the viewer to travel through a mountain range and seasons. In this ink-wash painting-video, the travelers are a pair of silent companions that weather through a landscape that is an abstract reflection of the storms of the mind. The live-action ink-painting process creating unpredictable visual results, against the never altering movements of the travelers, renders a new artistic language of time-based landscape painting.

The work was on view at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Phillips Collection. In the Guggenheim Bilbao installation, digitally projected black ink washed the titanium wall opposite the video screen. In The Phillips Collection installation, the video was projected onto a scroll shaped screen and an audio sound track of wind being blown through lips was added.

 

More information about Brain Storm

Brain Storm

  • Editions: 5 + 1 AP

    Single-channel video with audio

    Dimensions variable

    2009

     

    Available 3/5-5/5

© 2019 Jennifer Wen Ma

Jennifer Wen Ma

Littlemeat Productions

New York, NY

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