Tectonics | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

Tectonics

Peter Bo Rappmund’s Tectonics is a sweeping travelogue that meditates upon the borderlands of the United States and Mexico.

Embarking from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Rappmund weaves a visual compendium of the region which considers the border as both a physical divider and cultural barrier. Rappmund does not impose narration or other traditional documentary devices. Instead, he allows the natural and human-built topography to form his portrait of the landscape. Monolithic industrial objects, roadside memorial shrines, sun-drenched vistas, and a variety of barricades are just some of the subjects treated with balanced reverence within the frame.

Using a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Rappmund creates a procession of exquisitely composed vignettes which are fractured and retimed through careful editing. The result lends the entire work a timeless feeling of altered reality as each scene yields to the next. A soundtrack of on-location field recordings complements the imagery with a rich blend of natural ambience and human murmurs.

Although completed in 2012, Tectonics has proven to be prescient as the growing political discourse over the border continues.

Organization:

George Eastman Museum

Location:

900 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

(585) 327-4800
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Admission Desk
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Dates: 
05/14/2019
05/15/2019
05/16/2019
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Price: 
Museum members: Free, Adults: $15, Seniors (65+): $13, Students (with ID): $5, Children (5-17): $5, Children (4 and under): Free*, Free museum admission for SNAP and EBT cardholders and their families, and for active-duty military personnel and their families.

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