The Gallery is open during road work on Sussex Drive.

Collections

De LaEnlarge image

De La, 1969-1972

Michael Snow
Canadian, 1928
aluminum and steel mechanical sculpture with surveillance camera, electronic controls, and four monitors
installation space: 3.5 x 7.5 x 12 m
Purchased 1972
National Gallery of Canada (no. 17095)

Here the artist has taken the equipment he used to shoot his experimental film "La Région Centrale" (1970-71) and adapted it as a video installation. A stand-in for the human cameraman, the machine originally intended to make what Snow has called "an absolute record of a piece of wilderness" moves the camera in rotating arcs covering a full field of vision. "De La" allows us to watch such an image in the making.

Categories

Canadian
Sculpture

Audioguide

No Audio

Media

No Media

Library and Archives

Search for catalogue entries

Extras

No Extras