DIZZINESS — A Resource

Catherine Yass
Lock

Lock consists of two simultaneous film projections showing the before and after view from the deck of a tanker as it enters, docks and exits the Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River. The camera stares out from the bow of the ship, where inside the lock it is trapped between two gigantic steel doors. The combination of this strong imagery, the sound of droning engine noise and jarring metallic scrapes creates a physical experience of claustrophobia in the viewer.

Lock
2006, 16mm, colour, sound, 9′ 44″

 

– See also In Conversation with François Jullien.

 

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