eteam on ice


2019 | 00:04:56 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Drawing, Landscape, Nature

It’s a delight; not fragile yet.

It’s not hockey bashing and blades.

Not the escapades, or a snake.

It’s an expanded definition of drawing.

What is it to balance on a blade? The improbability of the structure of a skate to hold a body, the delicacy of balance — this is just one of the gestures that are repeated and held within the icy structure of the eteam’s video. The expanse of a frozen lake is seen in the gaze of a drone, while the red hat of the solitary human draws a line through the vast frozen landscape. What begins as a sonic heartbeat beneath the ice, turns into a throbbing anthem of epic proportions. Everywhere the extremes. Everywhere held together by a considered tenderness. Who could have predicted that the solitary figure drawing onto ice would be the perfect fit for Queen’s Under Pressure? In the ice real strange world of eteam’s action drawing, it makes perfect sense. It is the vast and the personal who meet; omniscience of drone paired with closeups of a hand; the stick makes a mark, so does nature herself. As viewers we yield to the pressure, the vertigo of far and close. We yield to beauty.  

— Dani & Sheilah ReStack

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