Darren Almond, UK, 2002
Video / DVD, colour, stereo sound, 22:00 mins
Courtesy: Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, and the artist
|A. Darren Almond. Image courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York|
is for Antarctica, the last continent to be discovered.
Almond has long been fascinated by the South Pole's status as degree zero in our abstract system of understanding time and geography, and by its elemental nature as a 'landscape simply made of solid, liquid and gas in different states'.
His camera lingers over Antarctica's visible geology, revealing the translucency and delicacy of the lumbering ice islands, tracing their crystalline surfaces, skimming the margin where ocean meets ice and air in a fringe of turquoise channels. A
reveals the curious subtleties of this minimal colour world. - Cathy HaynesDarren Almond, b. 1971, Wigan, United Kingdom
Darren Almond's practice encompasses sculpture, film, photography and drawing. Almond has had solo exhibitions at K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz; Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan; Tate Modern, London; De Appel, Amsterdam; the Kunsthalle, Zürich; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Recent group exhibitions include Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Delays and Revolutions
, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice; Moving Pictures
, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art
, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Almond lives and works in London.