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David Tremlett

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

David Tremlett showed a number of pieces in his Projects exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art. Tremlett is British; his work relates in various ways to the landscape, and his travels through England and the rest of the world.

The first piece, Green, consists of slides of the English countryside projected on a wall, in continual rotation. The shots are random and unslick (and, therefore, represent more nearly the way the countryside is really seen), generally alternating shots of trees, wooded paths, fences, with longer ones of farmlands and horizons. Green is peaceful, lulling, perhaps a bit boring, but as it becomes apparent that the slides are from the same, rather small area, it creates, through its vagueness and sameness, a definite sense of the country, and of Tremlett’s movement through it.

Two other pieces, probably the best in this show, systematically record the 81 counties of

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