Museum of Fire

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Description

Museum of Fire is one third of a three part portmanteau project made in collaboration with John Conomos and David Haines. The work plays with and across various types of motion landscapes: an early motif for many new media artists in the 1980s and 90s. The work's text is placed over multiple moving and abstracted motion landscapes, both visual and aural. The text itself is multi-sourced, comprising found texts and first person narratives. Motifs of acceleration, driving, train travel, ships on the ocean create a 'oceans of static' as communications and transport merge creating a cinematic world in which split screens of dreamscapes and motionscapes merge into one abstract contemplation of ' the history of luminous motion'.
Gillian Fuller

Creator

Caines, Chris

Date

1991

Rights

Copyright Chris Caines. The copyright of images posted on the ADELTA Website belongs to third parties and is included on this website by permission from copyright holders. Apart from any use permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (including fair dealing) the images may not be downloaded, adapted, remixed, printed, emailed, stored in a cache or otherwise reproduced without the written permission from the copyright holder.

Genre

Video

Platform

Flash

Citation

Caines, Chris, “Museum of Fire,” ADELTA, accessed April 23, 2024, http://sstars.ws/items/show/28.