3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Black Canyon and Earth Field

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding
Black Canyon and Earth Field, 2008
Video projection, graphite, paper, speakers
01SJ Biennial: Superlight
San Jose Museum of Art
May 10 – August 31, 2008

A video and sculptural installation, which is concerned with energy forces in the world at large.

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding present a vivid cinematic sequence of a failed oil mining ghost town in the Australian outback coupled with the ghostly audio of the electromagnetic soundscape from the artist’s field recordings. The artists also present some of the unusual sculptures they have made for detecting and listening to the normally unheard world of the electromagnetic in the museum in real time. The installation is part esoteric laboratory for ghost-busting and part metaphorical commentary on the speed of our modernity.