‘Regular Division’: a Video Collage of Classic Oil Paintings with Footage of Green Houses
Australian artist Joe Hamilton created this insanely intriguing video collage that mashes together two-dimensional paintings with our three-dimensional world. Hamilton filmed several green houses from around the world and overlaid brush strokes from classic oil paintings onto the footage. Hamilton wanted to explore landscapes and the influence of the digital age on landscapes. Hamilton elaborated on the project to This Is Colossal:
Regular Division is a collaged video loop that was shot and digitally composed on location in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as part of a new series of works looking at landscape. The series responds to the impact of the digital technologies on our representation of landscape and the effect of this on our relationship with landscape.
Regular Division, the first in this series of works, features a spiral of intermingled scenes filmed from inside a number of green houses and domes. An artificial paradise of foliage under a canopy of gridded glass. The video also features high resolution images of brush strokes taken from classical oil paintings bridging a connection to the traditional medium that has played such an important role in the representation of landscape in the past.