2016 | United States | Animation,Documentary,Experimental,Data Visualization,Short,Archival

Meridian Plain

  • 18 mins
  • Director | Laura Kraning
  • Writer | Laura Kraning
  • Producer | Laura Kraning

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MERIDIAN PLAIN maps an enigmatic distant landscape excavated from hundreds of thousands of archival still images, forecasting visions of a possible future, transmitted from a mechanical eye.

“With her newest project, the dazzling Meridian Plain, Kraning moves in a slightly different direction, still exploring landscape but this time working from an archive of mechanically captured still images that she laboriously organized and then worked with frame by frame, creating a magisterial portrait of a seemingly otherworldly landscape. It is yet another black-and-white project, and we might consider it not time-lapse so much as space-lapse, wherein spaces collapse and give way to each other. Through her editing, Kraning produces complex visual and almost physical rhythms, moving from staccato pulses and a roiling horizon to hovering and shaking and ultimately disintegration.” - Holly Willis

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