Where Hollywood disaster movie meets slapstick, Quake is a film displayed in b&w as a four-monitor installation. Each monitor is held at a tilt on a custom-made plinth, the method of display references the sliding tectonic plates. During the three month Dieter Roth residency in Seyðisfjörður Iceland, I asked people from the remote town of 600 to enact the everyday, whether walking, fishing, sightseeing, walking the dog or playing board games, these moments are enlivened by a fictional earthquake. Following my inclination for amplifying the mundane, Quake imagines the passive into activity using the most basic of special effect (camera shake + sound).

Produced whilst on residency at Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður Iceland, 2013.


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