Wigry, Poland/Blue Mountains, Australia

1988-89, 13:06 min, color and b&w, sound
1988, 6:16 min, color, sound
1989, 6:50 min, color, sound

Hoover creates ephemeral, poetic landscapes in these two works. Despite the specificity of place in the titles, Hoover does not depict exterior, naturalistic landscapes, but evokes inner, meditative states. Both works are formal studies of reflections of light and shadow in water, accompanied by the ambient sound of trickling water. In Wigry, Poland, the monochromatic imagery forms an elusive, almost abstract composition; in Blue Mountains, Australia, Hoover gradually freezes the image, while the audio continues unabated.