Shaun Gladwell: Storm Sequence Video (excerpt)
Other Sights presents Storm Sequence (excerpt), a video project by Shaun Gladwell, displayed every 3 minutes on dual urban screens above the intersection of Robson and Granville Streets in Vancouver, Canada from January 15 to 25th, 2009.
In Storm Sequence, the drama and grandeur of a traditional painting of a storm at sea is integrated with the performance of a young man skateboarding on the concrete pilings, caught in that moment of heightened energy just before the storm breaks. Gladwells skateboarder depicts a romantic figure of the beauty and self-absorption of youth, and slowing the speed of the image emphasizes the agility and grace of his movement. Gladwells work typically explores youth subcultures as a manifestation of physical prowess in relation to commerce and architectural space. He positions his work within a tradition of artistic gestures that respond to the city.
Guest Curator: Karen Henry
Credits: Shaun Gladwell, Storm Sequence (excerpt),1:00 minute, from Storm Sequence 2000, DV/DVD, 8:40 minutes, 4:3, stereo
Videography: Técha Noble Sound: Kazumichi Grime Commissioned by Peter Fay Courtesy the artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery