TRANSIT OF THE MEGALITHS

by Nicholas BROOKS
2013 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 20' 45

In 1934 while on a road trip, British painter Paul Nash placed several small geometric objects onto the roof of his friend’s car in order to photograph them. He liked to travel by car to places of importance for him in his ever-expanding cosmology of the British landscape. He may have liked to see the objects up there, away from the clutter of the ground, somehow in abeyance to the clean, utopian pursuit of motoring on orderly tarmac.
Invoking this nomadic inclination of idealised form, TRANSIT OF THE MEGALITHS provides a road trip for a set of fragments derived from paintings from the 1920s-40s, allowing them to collide with features of the urban and rural landscape that might well be the descendents of Nash’s ambiguous modernity.

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distribution format Digital file on USB stick (PAL)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 80,00 €

distribution format DCP on USB stick (PAL)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 80,00 €