Julian Charrière: Towards No Earthly Pole
January 31, 2020 - March 21, 2020
Sean Kelly Gallery:
475 10th Ave,
New York, NY 10018

Julian Charrière first conceived his film Towards No Earthly Pole while aboard a Russian research ship for the first Antarctic Biennale in 2018. Mesmerized by the icy landscape, he then set out to explore Iceland, Greenland, the Rhône and Aletsch glaciers, and Mont Blanc in France. The result is a meditative 102-minute film that combines nighttime footage taken at each location, summoning otherworldly shapes and colors while a spotlight tracks across the dark terrain. Shown in conjunction with the piece are four sculptures, titled Not All Who Wander Are Lost (2019), which resemble perforated boulders and emulate geological deposits left behind by glacial ice.

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