Two monitors and two players
Dimensions variable
Partial and promised gift of Pamela and C. Richard Kramlich to the New Art Trust to benefit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Tate, United Kingdom

Surface Effect, 1997

Landscape time

Shot in the Southwest, this work shows a seemingly barren landscape. The video footage was separated into its three component colors and then put back together with each of the colored tapes running at different speeds. Therefore everything that was stationary (the mountain and the desert) remains in full color, while everything that moves (the clouds) is in red, blue, green, and the colors that those three hues create when mixed. Eternal time and fleeting time are the true subjects of the work.

Note: The artist created a presentation of this work on digital LCD flat-screens specifically for the exhibition.