Rebekkah Lelia Palov (b. 1969), Suspension Landscape After the Drought: Camera Views (episode #2), 2017; 3 channel video, running time 4:26; Courtesy of the Artist
“Suspension Landscape After the Drought: Camera Views” is an episodic video piece. In each episode there are rotating forms in orbit but without any apparent gravitational mass. This quality of floating in locked-time with false changing perspective is dream like. A kind of yearning is experienced in the roll and yaw of the forms, this is intended to be directly experienced. The title references a suspended state of emptiness, stasis found after a “drought” a dark, non-fertile period. The viewing angle is intended to visually look like a satellite fly-by and that we are looking at another world. This outside view could be seen as an allegory for an estrangement or fascination in stuck-living and unknown futures, handily obscured by the daily “run of things”.