PAN 360 Dan Shipsides PAN 360 is an ongoing series of landscape based videos which are made by attaching a modified camera to a leash and whirling it through the space above and around the artist’s body. Shot in location while pursuing other habitual activities such as rock climbing, the simple activity of production dissolves conventional landscape scenes or views into sequences of dramatic visual activity where the landscape image is literally put into a spin. The raw video-scapes and audio combine both the performative activity (of selecting location, spinning, speed, timing and stamina) with the beautiful concordant / discordant footage of the environment. Shipsides pursues a creative relationship to space incorporating the experiential. He seeks ways to explore spaces often with a physical engagement and produce both rural and urban landscapes based on that experience. It aims to draw from, document or reflect an experience of “being there” whilst also linking to social and historical contexts and articulating a societal engagement with place.
|Publication status||Published - 26 Sep 2009|
- Landscape video art.