Grace Weir
The Clearing
1999, video, 40 second loop

The Clearing consists of filming of a perfect circle, a vertical slice of the horizon, cutting into the sea and sky. With the viewpoint initially fixed on the horizon ahead, the camera circles an exact 360 degree rotation, going down and underwater and then arcing through the sky before submerging into the water again.

This continuous loop consists of the view curving through a blue celestial sequence of the sky, before the grey line of the horizon comes up slow and overcast, then into a fall downwards, the green sea rushing up before the water envelopes the view through a disorienting sequence underwater of seaweed until the view breaks open into the lucid arc of the sky again.
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