Untitled (Travels)

  • Untitled (Travels)

  • Artist: Maria Antelman
  • Year: 2010
  • Duration: 5:36
  • Country: United States
  • A dynamic camera surveys a stretch of lunar land from above, as the first manned mission to the moon tries to target its location for landing. A voiceover recounts the impressions of the 19th century traveller, Chateaubriand, after visiting an ancient site for the first time. Both vantage points are similar in perspective, but facing opposite directions in an historical timeline. One is looking toward an unknown, related to the idea of the future, and the other to the unknown world of the distant past. The juxtaposition of the two, questions whether we are looking at a landscape or a ruin.

  • Accession #: 4637
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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