proper desert


The Orillia Recreation Centre had been the venue for local amateur hockey and lacrosse games, figure skating and other public events for more than half a century. As it aged over the years, it was twice closed as “structurally unfit.” During the summer of 2014 it was finally demolished. proper desert incorporates 204 still images displayed in rapid succession with a text that muses on the contemporary strategy of pursuing location through dislocation, stability through instability, creativity through destruction.

The visual style is quite formal.

 


Produced  •  Virtual Image Productions
Text, photographs, audio and editing  •  Douglas Porter
Format  •  6:44 minutesHDNTSC© 2016
Distribution  •  www.vtape.org


Screenings

  • RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL: “Tunnel Vision”
    May 27-28 2017
    Toronto Canada
  • 2016 CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION:
    Tradition Transformed
    September 29 – November 12 2016
    Orillia Museum of Art and History Orillia Canada
  • FEEL THE REEL: INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    August 2016
    Glasgow United Kingdom