Project by Chaja Hertog & Nir Nadler
4-channel HD video installation
Belgium, Germany 2010

'The Four Riders' is a four channel video installation that deconstructs the horse’s anatomy into massive landscapes of moving flesh. The video is filmed close to the skin; hoofs shine, chest-muscles quiver, veins expand, and nostrils flare impatiently as if these horses are about to burst out of the screens and into the audience.

Inspired by the apocalyptic atmosphere in Durer’s woodcut as well as by Eadweard Muybridge’s study of animal movement, this work places the horse in a contemporary context by staging the wild and grotesque next to the restrained and elegant, within a hypnotizing composition.

Excerpt Duration: 2:53
Full duration: 7:52min

Camera & Light: Diderik Evers
Sound Design: jeroen Loohuys
Postproduction Przemek Siemion

With the help and support of:
Centre Européen du Cheval de Mont-le-Soie, Tierklinik Hochmoor, T'raam - Digital Cinema, Lichtmacht

Special thanks:
Nicole & Sander van der Hoeff, Esther Hertog, Paul King, Yehudit Mizrahi, Dave Sinai, Tom Wolodarsky

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