Lana Z Caplan, ‘Crows in Flight, from the series The Unfinished Volume: California Archive’, 2016, San Francisco Cinematheque: Benefit Auction 2016

Artist's Description: In addition to single-channel films or videos in essay form, video art and performance pieces, Lana Z Caplan has made experimental documentaries, virtual reality experiences, public art video installations and published photography books. Fluently using emerging technologies blended with traditional media, in many of her works the technology itself - digitally generated realities, landscape referent projections, historic photo processes, internet images, multi-channel or interactive installations - is used to transform known material into something unfamiliar, tangible reality into virtual reality. “Crows in Flight” is from Caplan’s photography and video series “The Unfinished Volume: California Archive”. From the perspective of a recent transplant to Southern California from Brooklyn, Caplan began making the images in this growing volume in 2014. The archive is a collection of guilty pleasures, a record of a disappearing referent in a rapidly changing environmental landscape and a reflection on distance, drought, borders and life in the realties and clichés of California.

Framed. 13 x 17 in.

Series: “The Unfinished Volume: California Archive”

Signature: Signed on verso

Image rights: Courtesy of Gallery NAGA and the artist

About Lana Z Caplan