Motion Parallax is an experimental documentary by Andrew Denton and Teresa Connors. The work is informed and inspired by the historical impact and influence the landscape has on art in settler societies.
The film was originally inspired by the Impressionist Group of Seven painters who worked in Canada in the first part of the twentieth century, but it also acts as a metaphor for the landscape tradition so integral to New Zealand and Canadian art histories.
7000 kilometres (West Coast to East Coast) of visual and aural composition that is Motion Parallax works like a core sample running across the southern part of Canada .
The process of collecting the material was driven by events in the landscape itself, and by the often subtle but constant influence of people on that landscape. Through its journey Motion Parallax acknowledges the inherent impossibility of representing the landscape. The work is visceral in its absorbing affects.