New Work: “Welcome, Visitors”

April 4th, 2017

 

A video essay exploring some of the ideas behind the work I’m currently developing. First presented with a live reading at Paratext 15 at Hangar, Centre for Research and Production of Visual Arts, Barcelona, March 22 2017.

Landscape — Painting and the evolution of visual language — the role of technology and science in artistic developments — Dutch landscape painting in the 1600s — the expansion of concepts of space — viral infection — space exploration and the possibility of humans surviving away from Planet Earth — philosophical concepts of landscape in Chinese painting — science fiction — interpretation of our surroundings

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New Work: EMPIRE OF RATS

August 10th, 2016

David Franklin artwork Empire of Rats publication

I have a new publication, Empire of Rats, which was published by Idensitat for the recent exhibition Estructuras de Excepción, and features a text exploring ruins, cultural memory, nationalism, and commercialism. It also includes a series of photos I took while living in Japan of several abandoned sites, as well as photos of Barcelona’s port area, which served as the starting point for the work. More info here.

New Work: COMPANY

April 12th, 2014

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Company.

2014 / DV / 5 minutes 41 seconds 

Filmed and edited by David Franklin; sound by David Franklin.

Filmed in Tokyo, edited at Hangar, Barcelona. Additional footage courtesy of NASA.

Watch here.