Snow Grooming I and II – video artworks

During the March 2010 ‘Liminal Screens’ residency at the Banff Centre, Marcus Neustetter was struck by the context of the tourist town of Banff and its relationship to the natural wonders of the Canadian Rockies that surround it. The looped video artworks of the Snow Grooming series  captures Neustetter’s fascination with the nightly manipulation of nature in preparation for tourist recreation the next day. To him the ‘snowcat’ (snow grooming equipment) represents an invasion on the landscape, packaging a natural wonder for human consumption.

Title: Snow Grooming I
Date: 2010
Medium: 9min 30sec HD video
Presentation dimensions: Variable

Low resolution video as .mov file: snow grooming I by marcus neustetter (5.3MB)

Title: Snow Grooming II
Date: 2010
Medium: HD video
Presentation dimensions: Variable

Low resolution video as .mov file: snow grooming II (5.8MB)

Created with the assistance of The Banff Centre (BNMI), Steve Woollard and snow groomer Griffin LaRose.
Banff 2010

Exhibited on ‘Ecotopian States’ 8-29 September curated by Jacki McInnes UJ Gallery, University of Johannesburg
www.ecotopianstates.net


2010