Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Horizontal

Valmistumisvuosi: 2011
Tekniikka: 6-channel projected installation (6 min / 16:9 / Audio 5.1 / No dialogue)
Avainsanat: eija-liisa ahtila, horizontal, kuusi, spruce
HORIZONTAL is a six-channel moving image work of a living spruce tree. The idea of the work is to show the tree in its entirety, as far as possible retaining its natural size and shape. Because a life-size tree does not fit in a standard-sized human space, the tree is presented horizontally in the form of successive projected images. The work is a portrait of the tree. It is a record of its existence as a living organism, or perhaps more to the point, a presentation of the difficulty of perceiving and recording a spruce tree with the methods of visual documentation invented by humans.