David Kwan
Sound and visual artist.
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TERRA FIRMA

TERRA FIRMA
1993; 2004

Multi-channel, generative video and sound installation.

“David Kwan’s TERRA FIRMA is a video installation deployed by an automated system that ‘composes’ a continuously changing landscape derived from video footage. The footage is generated from four different video sources that project images of empty landscapes to create a single on-site landscape in the gallery. Kwan’s visual continuum of shifting permutations creates a sort of ‘non-place’ suggestive of our own interior psychological space. For the viewer, these images can provoke a nostalgic memory of our archetypal landscape.”
~Taro Hattori, curator, INTERPLAY exhibition at Kala Art Institute