Pierre Tremblay - Meta Incognita: Summer Variations

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A work using images captured by a public weather webcam to explore notions of control, time and documentary archive
 
 

 

Meta Incognita: Summer Variations. © Pierre Tremblay, 2012

Pierre Tremblay - Meta Incognita: Summer Variations

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A work using images captured by a public weather webcam to explore notions of control, time and documentary archive
 
 

 

This event is part of our Past Programme

Meta Incognita is a time-lapsed video of over 500 still images captured by a public weather webcam in Kimmirut on Baffin Island, Canada. Taken between Summer Solstice 21 June and 8 August 2010, the images depict the southern view down the Kimmirut harbor.

The result is a fragmented vision of a landscape in constant motion, transformed by the changes in the weather. The work raises questions about representations of time, the photographic archive, surveillance and the documentary genre.

Meta Incognita: Summer Variations is just one element of Nunavut Lights, an ongoing multi-format collaborative project between artists David Bouchard, Bruno Lessard, Pierre Tremblay and audio composer Alex Geddie.

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