David Borawski, burn out and erased by the first rain, digital video with sound, 2010
Borawski shot this video in/with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. This machinima illustrates the notion of "going around in circles". As the artist explains, "The virtual biker does an extended circular burn out, using the motorcycle’s image of freedom and rebellion as a starting point, yet alluding to the repetition and futility of contemporary society." Borawski also cites Michael Heizer and Lori Hersberger as key inspiration. The video alternates normal speed and slo-mo, with a cross dissolve that expands and then reverts. The digital video is part of the installation What Goes Around Comes Around (2009). Quite fascinating.
Installation view. (c) David Borawski.
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