3 minute video
The small-scale video work I have created aims to be an updated Claude Glass, combining video of disasters from YouTube and footage of the poured paint I use in the collage paintings. In 18th century landscape painting a small black convex mirror known as a Claude Glass was used to frame and condense a landscape, and create a tinted reflection reminiscent of a Claude Lorain painting. Recent natural disasters of the 21st Century such as the Boxing Day Tsunami, 2009 Bushfires and volcanic eruptions in Iceland, are disseminated through grainy video shot on cell phones and posted on You Tube as small-scale video. I am interested in the way that these devices effect the consumption of spectacular natural events.