Transcendental Landscape, July 2001
3 video loops of 10 minutes.
A collaboration by Robert Boyd, Liselot van der Heijden, Ashley
The three-channel video installation of "Transcendental
Landscape" centers on two iconic towers set against the
industrial skyline of Brooklyn and Queens. Conveyed through
three diverse perspectives, the installation depicts a condensed
narrative of architectural presence, erasure and transfiguration-as
the towersimplode and disappear. Seemingly unaffected, the
urbanenvironment over which the towers once loomed continues
on as before, immediately adapting to the radical reconfiguration.
The installation was part of the exhibition ‘Garden Built
For You’ that opened September 1, 2001 at Smart project
Space in Amsterdam. It is an uncanny example of how meanings
of a work change with a change in context.