There are places that we seek, and there are places that find us. One can never know for sure which comes first; the seeking or the finding. Often the unexpected moment occurs the unforeseen discovery. Landing Sites in order of appearance: House on a truck – Car drifting on a flooded plain – Signs flying over a lake – A superstorm engulfs a building – Ghost train – Lightening strikes a plywood structure – Rail yard secured by a firefighter – Electrical discharge in the central city – Outskirts of prairie dog town. Filmed on location by Kent Tate in Saskatchewan, Canada. The exception is the now extinct Dunes Casino sign which he filmed in Las Vegas, USA before it was imploded.
Kent Tate is an award-winning Canadian artist/filmmaker whose work explores the dichotomy between tranquility and activity in our natural and manufactured worlds. Time, motion, and stillness are intertwined through Tate's work to act like a fulcrum upon which the environmental, social, and philosophical aspects of his projects are held in dynamic balance. Tate has been exhibited/screened internationally at film/new media festivals, symposiums, juried screenings/exhibitions, and solo gallery exhibitions/tours.