langlands & bell
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Frozen Sky (2000)
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"'Frozen Sky' is a desktop movie: A package of random playing animations of the three letter codes used to identify world cities: LHR CDG JFK RIO SYD SHA. = London (Heathrow), Paris (Charles de Gaulle), New York (John F Kennedy), Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Shanghai, etc.
'Frozen Sky' is a constellation of the world's urban centres. A poetry of places in a global network where landing points offer departures into the imaginary - where human activity is explored through the places and structures we inhabit, and the routes that penetrate and link them." Langlands & Bell
About the artists: The art of Langlands & Bell explores the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture, and the coded systems of circulation and exchange that surround us. Langlands & Bell have been collaborating since 1978 and have exhibited their artworks widely in museums and galleries throughout Europe, North America, and Japan; including Serpentine Gallery London, 1996; MoMA New York, 1997 and Central House of the Artist, Moscow 2000.
The artists live and work in London.
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