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2009

3-channel video installation

Duration: 8'15" each rotation

Format: HDV, 16:9

Colour system: PAL, colour

Audio: 3 stereo audio channels, non spoken

Dusking - Wim Catrysse, 2009

In the studio, a platform is constructed as a table, 8 x 6 metres, on which a rough, rocky landscape made of diverse materials is sitting. A semi-circular tracing paper screen, backlit, acts as a backdrop. The camera assumes a fixed position vis-à-vis this setting. A scale model of a chemical plant is installed in the landscape. A storm is generated using a smoke machine and a fan. With each shot, the rock formations and the chemical plant, as seen from the camera's eye, become rearranged.

Note:

Dusking is based on an 'establishing shot' from the science fiction classic Alien. The shot lasts only 4 seconds.