The tree that cast a square shadow
Archival Pigment print on Museum Etching 350gsm
Diptych, 40 x 40 cm each
Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artists on certificate
about this work
David Claerbout’s The tree that cast a square shadow is a diptych bringing together an almost snapshot-like depiction of a landscape and a digital render based on that very photograph. The first image was photographed by David Claebout when cycling in the north of Italy. On a small path, in the middle of nowhere, he saw a tree that cast a square shadow. Back home in his studio, he set to digitally recreate the kind of tree that would create such a shadow. Through various software and algorithms, Claerbout tried to recalculate the shape of the tree based on the original shadow – but inevitably glitches corrupted the image.
We can frame this diptych for you as pictured, in a white box frame with museum glass.
about David Claerbout
As one of the most innovative and acclaimed artists of his generation working with moving image, David Claerbout has created a striking body of works within which the media of film and photography appear to co-exist. Claerbout’s works often depict some everyday activity or event that seems to be the subject of the work, but as time passes we as viewers face a dilemma in how to decipher the artist’s intention. The works not only alter our established understanding of time and the narrative process but also our notions of reality, illusion, and the relationship between them.
David Claerbout has had numerous solo exhibitions, including SFMOMA, San Francisco; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts; and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. His work has been shown in several major group exhibitions, including shows at Louisiana, Humblebaek; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MCA, Chicago; and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
Claerbout’s work is also present in many important public collections, such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam.
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