September 9, 2007

Sad Response

Chris Larson’s Shotgun Landscape was very intriguing to me because it delineates time in an interesting way. Larson took a large black panel of wood and set it up in a rural Minnesota landscape. He then shot the panel with 12 gauge shotguns 376 times. Larson’s instillation is composed of three parts, a projected film, a series of photographs and the large wooden panel that he shot through. I was fortunate enough to experience the instillation in what I perceive was a backwards order. I started with the series of photographs then moved to the panel and finally saw the film.

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