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Outcasting Fourth Wall Festival V2.0, Cardiff

25th September – 1st November

Outcasting: Fourth Wall (O:4W) is the first artists’ moving image festival for Cardiff, Wales. O:4W aims to take artists’ moving image to a wider public through a number of different platforms, venues and opportunities both virtual and physical using traditional screenings, installations and site specific commissions.

David Blandy: Sea of Ice/ Wreck of Hope/Walk at Dusk, 2014 will be a three screen video work that forms a meditation on our relationship to the sublime in the digital age. The work documents an unending transition between psychological states, a passage of the soul, from fog to clarity, with the constant presence of the “dark wood” of Dante’s Comedy. 

A digital version of the artist, as though exited from an old computer game, walks through landscapes formed from adapting and combining paintings by the Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich. Our environment has changed, as we move to a more digitally-mediated life, but our anxieties, confusion and awe in the face of nature remain.

This film was commissioned by Fourth Wall . Pedwaredd Wal CIC for the Outcasting : Fourth Wall Festival 2014.

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