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Fade to White

Janet Biggs

Created: 2010

In Fade to White (2010), adventurer Audun Tholfsen surveys an icy, windswept terrain, the archetype of the frozen north. The video shows him mostly alone, one man against the wilderness, whether kayaking on the frozen sea or viewing majestic but potentially threatening polar bears. Performance artist John Kelly sings a plaintive aria as Tholfsen seems to vanish into the limitless, frigid landscape.

Single channel video (12.28 minutes)

Music in collaboration with John Kelly, William Martina, and Jason Linder

Courtesy of the Artist and Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.