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Thirteen static shots of coal-fired power stations across the United States. Some are observed from a distance, others dominate the frame, they stand in rural landscapes and urban settings. Sometimes people are visible before them, dwarfed by their size, and sometimes not a soul is in sight.
Inspired by George Inness’s 1855 painting “The Lackawanna Valley”, Lynne Siefert mounts a structuralist meditation on the relationship between landscape and industry. Inviting comparison to the work of James Benning, Generations is a rigorous wonder of sound design and interpretative possibility.