Dana Levy

2014 | 00:06:49 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentation, Environment, Landscape

Everglades is a project Levy began while a resident artist in Florida's Everglades National Park. The unique natural environment of the Everglades has been devastated by decades of wetlands drainage for purposes of industrial and residential development, and today it is threatened by fracking and deep water drilling. At the same time, efforts have been made to restore some of the original ecosystems through a process of re-flooding, not unlike the restoration of Lake Hula in the north of Israel. Levy penetrated this humid, insect-filled undergrowth at night, projected phosphorescent color effects, and added other digital image-sampling to create a hard-to-decipher, abstract scene. Her soundtrack contains noises - both animal and industrial - from the actual site, together with audio effects derived from the internet. The result is a nature film gone wild, a bleak spectacle that challenges definitions of natural surroundings and perceptions of the viewer's place in them. 

— Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv

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