Concept/Edit/Sound Design by Laura Kraning
2016, 2K, 18.5 min
MERIDIAN PLAIN maps an enigmatic distant landscape excavated from hundreds of thousands of archival still images, forecasting visions of a possible future, transmitted from a mechanical eye.
“With her newest project, the dazzling Meridian Plain (2016), Kraning moves in a slightly different direction, still exploring landscape but this time working from an archive of mechanically captured still images that she laboriously organized and then worked with frame by frame, creating a magisterial portrait of a seemingly otherworldly landscape. It is yet another black-and-white project, and we might consider it not time-lapse so much as space-lapse, wherein spaces collapse and give way to each other. Through her editing, Kraning produces complex visual and almost physical rhythms, moving from staccato pulses and a roiling horizon to hovering and shaking and ultimately disintegration.”- Holly Willis
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Tiger Shorts Nominee)
Hamburg International Short Film Festival
REDCAT Theater, Los Angeles, "Laura Kraning: Spectral Landscapes"
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
Athens International Film and Video Festival
VideoEx Film and Video Festival, Zurich (Special Mention)
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Haverhill Experimental Film Festival
Moscow International Experimental Film Festival
San Diego Underground Film Festival
25 FPS International Film and Video Festival
Antimatter Media Art