NUCLEAR CREATURES: WEST LAKE LANDFILL
Video and 2 channel sound work
Tine Surel Lange is concerned with the climate crisis and her current works are saturated with the fear of environmental destruction as well as the new opportunities and life forms that might evolve from that. “Nuclear Creatures: West Lake Landfill” is the third installment of an ongoing project exploring potential new life forms on this planet; an audiovisual extravaganza with magic realist flourishes.
Evolution is taking place. As we change and possibly destroy the fundamental of our life on this planet a new species is taking form – welcoming these changes as their fundamental for life. What we describe as environmental disasters are potential feeding grounds for the new species.
The work work created for the 50 year anniversary of NNBK (Nord-Norske Bildende Kunstnere / The Association of North Norwegian Visual Artists) presented as part of the group exhibition “Equinox” at Bodø Kunstforening, “Tvelys” at Terminal B in Kirkenes, “Hildring” at Tromsø Kunstforening, “Solhund” at Galleri 2 in Stamsund, “Understrømmer” at Galleri Nord-Norge in Harstad, and “Halo” at Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš in Karasjok.
Concept, video, and composition: Tine Surel Lange
Commissioned by: NNBK
Funded by: Det Norske Komponistfond
Sound: Field recordings from West Lake Landfill (US)
Video: Filmed at West Lake Landfill, St. Louis (US)
Outside eye: Mette Myhr
Premiere March 13th 2021, “Equinox” group exhibition, Bodø Kunstforening, Norway
© 2022 Tine Surel Lange