Untitled (Sketch of a Tree)

Axel Antas

The world’s oldest living tree has a 10,000-year-old root system, and only a few know the tree's location. The installation studies the material quality of film and its reliance on an object in space and time. The temporal is presented visually and spatially: the Super 8 mm format points to the past, whilst the film loop, which is suspended in the room, measures the height of the tree. Next to the projection is a sketch of the tree that took exactly the same time to draw as the filming.

Production Year
2010
Duration
00:02:00
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Untitled (Sketch of a Tree)
Finnish Title
Untitled (Sketch of a Tree)
English Title
Untitled (Sketch of a Tree)
Production Countries
Sweden
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Axel Antas (Author)
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Axel Antas is a multi-disciplinary artist from Finland who lives and works in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2000. In his works, Antas uses a combination of photography, site-specific installation, drawing and film, and he explores the awkwardness and disharmony of man’s failure to connect with his surroundings. Antas is best known for his use of man-made clouds – the attempt to momentarily mimic nature in the photographic series Interventions (2005-06).