Derek Hart  

Lake Levels (Lake Mackintosh)
2010, multi-screen video, each 1152x2048, indefinite duration, no sound (excerpt).

Shot on the West Coast of Tasmania at a high frame rate of motion capture and with a cinematic lens, this process-led work is based on the operations of an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler used to measure 'environmental flow'. The fixed-camera is situated at water level, rotated 90 degrees to extend the view vertically above and below, then allowed to drift in the original river channel of a flooded environment. A single durational shot, cut at points determined by the motion of the water and presented across multiple screens, oscillates between different readings of space, between pictorial representation and abstraction, image depth and the flatness of image surface, evoking a display of measurement. 

Link to exhibition catalogue PDF.

Link to article in RealTime Arts, issue 94, Dec 2009 - Jan 2010.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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