the Sea of Fog is a five minute video with sound. The title
is from the Caspar David Friedrich painting of 1818.
There is a sense
of anguish and melancholia connected with landscape because of its
links with loss and its unsettling relationship with time. The sea
has a strong presence of physical change, an eternally flowing present
always new and yet always the same.
It is this sense of perishability within timelessness that the Haiku
poets describe as sublime melancholy or sabi:
The lonely quality that each thing has in its singular existence,
when observed from a state of detachment.