Patrik TARRANT / digital / 20min. 2016
A view of the landscape of the American Southwest, where the largest organism on Earth grows – a 60,000-year-old colony of quaking aspens – was filmed with a digital camera through the take-up reel of a 16mm projector in order to emphasize the characteristic effect of projected film material which rhythmically warps the space in front of the projector.
Patrick TARRANT (1969) is originally from Melbourne, Australia and teaches at London South Bank University. He has filmed portraits of renowned filmmakers Pedro COSTA (“Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?”) and Ben RIVERS (“Two Years at Sea”), but he is also the author of meditative films, that draw on the atmosphere of cities and urban peripheries.