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Western Signal

Video, 7:18 min, Newfoundland, 2016

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The work combines recordings of Signal Hill in the provincial capital of Newfoundland St. John's and of Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park and thus connects a National Historic Site with a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal on Signal Hill with a kite in 1901.
Gros Morne National Park, and particularly the fjord-like Western Brook Pond, are of exceptional, wild beauty.

Signal Hill with Cabot Tower, which is not unlikely to be found wrapped in the infamous Newfoundland fog, and Gros Morne Park with its flagship Western Brook Pond are the most popular destinations in Newfoundland. At the same time − with Signal Hill being located in the south-east and Western Brook Pond on the northern westcoast − they sort of a geographically bracket the island. The unification and intertwining of these two icons virtually creates a compressed representation of Newfoundland identity which is characterized by both the amazing scenery and a surprisingly rich history.

The work is a commission for the private collection Seibel & Durchschlag, Essen.

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