Romancing the Anthropocene curated by
Ivan Jurakic and Crystal Mowry
The Soniferous Æther of The Land Beyond The Land Beyond, 2013
The video was shot at the northernmost settlement on earth—CFS ALERT Signals Intelligence Station in Nunavut during the winter months, using a computer controlled time-lapse tracking camera and transferred to film.
The project is a 35mm film installation shot at the CFS ALERT Signals Intelligence Station on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, the northernmost settlement on earth. Developed while Stankievech was an artist in residence with the Canadian Forces, this work is part of an ongoing series of “fieldworks” looking at remote outpost architecture, military infrastructure and the embedded landscape.
Science fiction and the history of knowledge through surveillance converge in Stankievech’s work. Shot using a computer controlled time-lapse tracking camera and transferred to film, The Soniferous Æther of The Land Beyond The Land Beyond suggests an overlapping sense of complexity and near-obsolescence. Stankievech literally re-animates static images of a site which seems abandoned and easily mistaken for an extraterrestrial frontier. Despite the distillation of time’s movement afforded by time-lapse methods, the architecture of the military spy outpost remains situated within the perpetual night of a Northern winter.
Suitable for all ages
First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West
This project is indoors.