Walking the Ball [Tablelands] (Single channel video, 2' 08", 02010)
Walking The Ball [Tablelands] Mathieu Léger, 02010, 2' 08", single channel video with audio. Walking The Ball [Tablelands] investigates notions of place, space and scale. The video explores the idea of travel and geography as well as geology. The location is in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada. The "Martian" landscape is due to the quantity of magnesium and iron in the soil and rock formations in the area. The artist was told that the formation was akin to North African geology, meaning it was perhaps once part of the same continent. Through this information, the artist conceived the video, filming the landscape as a ball he was walking around, shortening the distance between continents and cultures.
L'artiste désire remercier les organismes suivants pour leurs appui :
The artist would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their support: