2014, 16mm transferred to video, sound, 32 minutes
HIGH NOONHIGH ALTITUDESHIGH CALORIESHIGH COLORSHIGH FIDELITYHIGH FIVEHIGH GEARSHIGH HEELSHIGH JINKSHIGH RISKHIGH SEASONHIGH SPIRITSHIGH TIDESHI SUMMER!
Vdrome is going on holidays. We embrace you and wish you the best summer of all summers in the company of Basma Alsharif’s High Noon (2014). We’ll return in September, in high spirits, happy to welcome you back.
High Noon is the meeting between the Southern Californian landscape with that of the South-Eastern landscape of Onomichi Japan as an experience of the gravitational pull towards the center of the earth, with the knowledge that we are sometimes standing on the world upside down. We briefly glimpse each landscape as a dizzying series of loops that seem to repeat themselves endlessly.
Credits soundtrack: L.A. Takedown, special edition of Top Down (Heater On) for High Noon.
Created as part of the 4D Project, November 22, 2014 – January 12, 2015, curated by Fabien Danessi and Yukiko Ito at the Onomichi City Museum of Art.
Produced with the support of: The Pavillon Neuflize OBC, Palais de Tokyo, and The Onomichi City Museum of Art.
Special thanks to: Nazli Dincel, Aaron Olson, Ben Russell, and Makino Takashi.