Loire at Chouzy - Ouest: 24 Hour Film
HD video, 2019
on verso signed and editioned 3/12 on the hard drive
12 1/2 x 38 in, 31.8 x 96.5 cm
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for: $15,000
Preview at: Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto – by appointment only
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Loire at Chouzy - Ouest is a recent film by Jeffrey Blondes, made near his home in the Loire Valley, France. The rustic landscape of the Touraine is Blondes' muse and has been the subject of several of his previous films. This is the first time he has filmed the Loire River, one of the last wild rivers in the region. Released in a panoramic format instead of the traditional vertical orientation, this work recalls Blondes' early years as a painter with its dreamy and minimal composition.
24 hours in length, Loire at Chouzy - Ouest is made over the course of one year. It captures two hours at sunrise, once a month from July to December and then two hours at sunset, once a month from January to June. While the location of the film is fixed, the weather, light and wildlife is in constant flux.
This Lot includes a screen, computer, custom frame and limited edition hard drive.
100% of the sale proceeds from the HO2 auction in partnership with Nicholas Metivier Gallery, including the Buyer’s Premium, will be donated to Canadian food centres who are providing emergency relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including Community Food Centres Canada, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Moisson Montreal, Calgary Food Bank and Ottawa Food Bank. The RBC Foundation will be generously supporting this important cause with an additional donation of $25,000, which will be provided directly to the food centres.
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