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40,000 Feet
Cuba/Bahamas/Jordan/Italy/Caucasus/U.K./the Netherlands 2005-2009
Multi channel video installation
DV-pal, 4:3, colour, stereo

Contemporary arts space Crane Arts in Philadelphia invited me to represent the first international exhibitor to incorporate the new video system in their project space Icebox. The location, a former Icebox -an enormous white cube- made me decide to exhibit the video-installation 40,000 Feet, a piece that I earlier presented at the 2x6 screens of Club 11 in Amsterdam.

In the Icebox in Philadelphia I present an enhanced site-specific re-edit of the video installation by adding low laying fog.
November 12 till 29, 12-6 PM
Reception: November 18, 6-9 PM
Thank you for inviting & hosting me:
Candy Depew, Pass the Dutchie, Crane Arts, the Hricko family
Technical assistance:
Bill Gastrock (video), Ryan McCartney, Tim Belknap

40,000 Feet is a moving painting that consists of images of contrails, clouds, islands and oceans filmed from different planes around the world. Sound by Soundsystem 747.

Press:
The Artblog
Don Brewer
Some public comments:
"Holy shit! I have just seen your show and what a show it is!!! It is fabulous and sublime and simply wonderful" - "I was absolutely mesmerized, thank you" - "It was great fortune to meet you last evening after seeing your monumental and moving work" - "Awesome project Su! Philadelphia loves you!"

In 2008 I made the first version for the 2x6 screens in Club 11 in Amsterdam. It premiered on March 7 in Club 11 at 8 PM. Sound performance by Soundsystem 747 at 8.30 PM. Daily screening until April 11 after sunset till 9 PM.

Further exhibitions as a single channel video:
Form 2010 on
CASZuidas, Contemporary Art Screen, Amsterdam
2008
Salon in Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Salon in Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Living Apart Together in Petersburg Project Space, Amsterdam

Watch an excerpt

In Dutch, text from 2008:
De video-installatie 40,000 Feet is een bewegend schilderij gemaakt voor de schermen in 11 in Amsterdam.
40,000 Feet bestaat uit beelden gefilmd vanuit diverse vliegtuigen in de atmosfeer boven Cuba, de Bahamas, de Kaukasus, Italiƫ, Jordaniƫ en andere landen ter wereld.
De 2x6 schermen vormen een breed panorama en tonen een vliegreis langs traag voorbijtrekkende wolkenpartijen, condenssporen, oceanen en eilanden.
In zijn boek 'De Kunst van het Reizen' besteedt de filosoof Alain de Botton aandacht aan het "buitenaardse landschap":
"De wolken brengen kalmte. Beneden ons zijn vijanden en collega's, de plekken van onze angsten en ons verdriet. Piepklein zijn ze nu, krasjes in de aarde. En al kennen we deze oude les in perspectief nog zo goed, zelden lijkt hij zo waar als wanneer we met onze neus tegen het koude vliegtuigraampje gedrukt zitten."

Fluffy clouds40,000 Feet

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