Incommensurate States

2016 | Single Channel HD Video | 22:09

A camera maps the contours of the entire world in a loop, moving along the path of all nation-state borders following the logic of the “traveling salesman” (the most efficient path so as to minimize repeating previously travelled routes).┬áThe geological territory it depicts while flying through the air and clouds (GeoTiff satellite imagery, whose quadrants have been transformed into a┬áDymaxion Map projection – a projection with the most continuity between Earth’s land masses), is utterly indifferent to the way the camera carves up space.

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Installation Shot, CUAG (Ottawa, CA), Photo: Justin Wonnacott

Installation Shot, CUAG (Ottawa, CA), Photo: Justin Wonnacott

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Credits:

3D Animation and Post-Production: Harry Sanderson

Camera Spline Programming: Tony Yanick

Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts