[May 20 2012]
The centerpiece of Thomas Demand’s latest solo exhibition is the film Pacific Sun based on a video of a cruise ship caught in a storm. Demand recreates a full scale set from the perspective of a security camera on the ship. Constructed with paper, the model was destroyed upon completion of the fifteen month project. Elsewhere in the gallery, Demand’s large format photographs include an image of the control room of Japan’s Fukushima Daichi power plant after the tsunami. These images reflect upon controlled environments under distress and the unseen lives impacted by the results.
On view through June 23rd 2012 at Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin