Keith Fullerton Whitman: Travel
The inspiration for Whitman’s Travel is today’s frenetic lifestyle: as distances across the world shrink, they are also becoming more condensed and confusing. The music and visual images in Whitman’s thirteen-minute-long video constantly keep the viewer moving between the state of arrival and departure.
A personal and introspective work, Travel is a diary of Whitman’s globetrotting lifestyle, a consequence of his career as a noted artist in the field of electronic music. Views of landscapes, cityscapes, station platforms, and arrival halls represent a constant state of disorientation — a permanent condition of travel and motion. The thirteen-minute piece is a prototype for a forthcoming one hour-long version.