News from the Near Future

2003

 News from the Near Future (Works)

b&w tinted, stereo, 9 min. 30 sec.
video projector, media player, amplifier, stereo hifi speakers, projection min. 4 x 3 m

News from the Near Future contains a number of key elements in the work of Fiona Tan: it explores memory and the passing of time through archive footage in black and white acquired from the Amsterdam Filmmuseum and tinted in order to create an almost painterly texture. The recurrent motif is water - the sea, on which sail all kinds of boats from small yachts to much bigger steamships; waves washing the
seashore; landscapes with huge waterfalls and the disasters that leave floods in their wake remind us of the ambivalence in the relationship between man and nature.