Michael Snow

De La

1969-1972
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.
Artist
Title
De La
Date
1969-1972
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
aluminum and steel mechanical sculpture with surveillance camera, electronic controls, and four monitors
Dimensions
installation space: 3.5 x 7.5 x 12 m
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1972
Accession number
17095

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