« Westcoast » by Ulu Braun. | METALOCUS
Westcosast is a 7-minute video directed, edited, photographed and written by Ulu Braun, mounted in 2009, was presented recently at the gallery YoungProjects in Los Angeles. 7 minutes that let you think. Braun is known for his painterly approach to video and film-based artworks and has shown at numerous film festivals and museums alike.
Settled between film, video, collage and animation, an image detail pans a digitally mounted tableau that offers humans and animals space for their existence. From a bubbling primordial soup, eminiscent of Tarkovsky’s Solaris, the panorama shot glides along the coast. The central point is a seaport, built in the style of the late financial eclecticism and utilised by bizarre-seeming pachyderms, outlandish fluids and boat choreographies. The mystical journey ends in a rubbish Jacuzzi, located in a cave, near melancholic white women, looking around them.