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Contact Sheet #2 (time), (detail), 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Black Box

Independence Ave. @ Seventh St. SW
20013-7012 Washington
DC
US
August 12th, 2013 - December 22nd, 2013

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DESCRIPTION

The Dutch landscape tradition continues to inspire invention. Known for remote aerial photography in which he pilots his camera with a kite or an elongated fishing rod, Gerco de Ruijter turns to the found imagery of Google Earth for his four-minute video CROPS. Syncing more than a thousand vertical views of center-pivot irrigation plots in the American southwest to a stuttering, hypnotic score by Michel Banabila, de Ruijter creates a stop-motion animation of the cultivated landscape. Identifiable yet abstract—and devoid of a horizon line—the stills are unified by geometry but made distinct by the workings of both man and nature.

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