4 HD Video Projections; 8-channel audio; 34 minute 30 second loop The desert has played across our imagination for millennia. It has been continually represented in media from paintings to film. It piqued my attention in college when I was able to visit the Southwestern US. The video installation has narrative elements but is not a straight linear narrative. Parts of the video is pulled from my own library of videos that I’ve recorded over the last couple of decades throughout the world; parts were filmed specifically for the project. Finally, I sourced video from public archives. The parts will be woven together into a story of the desert, its allure, the dread that it can draw. Obviously, much art found in Dubai deals with the desert, and this is for good reason: we are surrounded by it, the city arose from it. While this project aims to take a complex and layered approach to this environment, it is mostly told through my perspective from growing up in the United States.
Just Deserts (2 minute segment)
Artist: Flounder Lee
Production year: 2016
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Catalogued as: INSTALLATION, APPROPRIATION, CULTURE/IDENTITY, MEDIA/EDUCATION, HISTORY/PHILOSOPHY, HIGH DEFINITION