Ocean Echoes

by Morrison, Scott

2007

Duration
9
Original format
video
Exhibition
Figuring Landscapes

Working along the edges of abstraction and representation, Morrison creates a powerful metaphor for both the miracle of plant life and the precariousness of our relationship to the world’s bounty. As we head for global food shortages, this glistening field of ripening crops takes on the ominous character of a frantic warning.

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The highly polished editing of this piece uses shimmering grass-heads as a motif through which to overlap, recompose, and repeat image sequences in a mesmeric rendering of a theme that exceeds its subject. There is a sense of motion, movement, and poetic disruption that uses a contemporary ‘optical’ approach to synthesise image, sound, and light. Pat Hoffie Working along the edges of abstraction and representation, Morrison creates a febrile metaphor for both the miracle of plant life and the precariousness of our relationship to the world’s bounty. As we head for global food shortages, this glistening field of ripening crops takes on the ominous character of a frantic warning. Catherine Elwes

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