Salt Creek

1998, 16:15 min, color, sound

With Salt Creek, Seoungho Cho turns his hypnotic camera eye on the harsh terrain of Death Valley. Through a series of delicate formal manipulations, he folds representations of a coldly beautiful landscape into images of seething video static, water sluicing out of a tap, and a surveillance view from one office tower into another. Stephen Vitiello's score echoes the image track in describing a gradual arc of inhospitable elegance, rhythmic grace, and decay.

Soundtrack: Stephen Vitiello. Violin/Cello: Rebecca Moore. Producer: Namsik Kim.