Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The structure of 'Latitude' rests on the horizon, following its transformation through divergent landscapes from the infinite horizon of the rural into its limited obstructed view in the city. 'Latitude' moves through the landscape in a linear fashion, as if observing through the window of an automobile, referencing not only how we move through our landscape, but also how our focus becomes on the abstraction of destination rather than the points in between. The piece deals with the speed at which modern mechanized travel affords us; its implications on our perception of space and time. It explores the disruption of our access to the infinite horizon, which confines our depth of field and perhaps causes broad ramifications with our direct experience of the geography.