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Build your own landscape, 2011


Build your own landscape, 2011, SD video with sound, 11’52’’, stills © Hoël Duret 2011

This didactic video is made as one of those that can be found in hardware stores like The Home Depot in the U.S. but instead of a classical one here are the technical explanation on how to build an American landscape. It presents four desperate attempts to build different ways to see the American landscape through four theoretical points of view on the U.S. territory (the private property perspective, the Beat Generation perspective, the Hollywood perspective and the National Park perspective for political purposes).

This video has been shot during a one month residency in Marfa, TX, USA in 2011.