Christin Bolewski: Shan-Shui-Shua (Mountain-Water Painting)

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    Shan-Shui-Shua (Mountain-Water Painting)



Artist Statement:

    This ambient “video scroll” presents two poems of the famous poet Han Shan as a reflection on Western mountaineers’ fight against nature as they ascend and descend the highest peaks, counterpointing the Chinese attempt of spiritual harmony. Proceeding from Chinese thought and aesthetics, the traditional concept of landscape painting, Shan-Shui-Hua, is recreated in digital visualization. The concept of multiple vanishing points (San-e-Ho) and the endless scroll are explored through digital filmmaking.