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Sierra: tree-rope-rock

Peter d’Agostino © 1974/2020

Digital video from 35mm slides
Preview: 2:22 of 4:44min loop  Edition: 5+2 AP

Images from a month backpacking on the John Muir Trail,
Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, August 1974. During the
walk I set up a series of slide sequences at sites along the way.
Following methods of my work PROJECTIONS (1970-73)
Sierra documents events in place and time. Movement in “tree”
is created incrementally from closeup to wide frame within a
brief time. “Rope” proceeds from wide to close during a day.
From a fixed position and by refocusing “rock” fades
into twilight. The slide sequence re-cycles in reverse
order forming a continuous loop.

Exhibitions 1976:
Sierra: tree-rope-rock formed part of
Paradise regain’d, Paradise lost at
The Annual, San Francisco Art Institute
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Downtown Center