Laura Kraning receives NYSCA/Wave Farm MAAF Grant

Still landscape image.

Irradiant Field (Laura Kraning, 2016; image from Experimental Cinema)

Laura Kraning has been awarded a 2019 NYSCA/Wave Farm MAAF (Media Arts Assistance Fund) Grant to complete work on her upcoming experimental video, TERRA.

Terra builds upon the kinetic immersive exploration of Kraning’s previous archival project Meridian Plain, mining the slips between stillness and motion, time and space, but filming her own earthly images of ecological forms and textures. Exploring the forests and glacial debris of Western New York, as well as a unique fossil park, and industrial mineral quarry, Terra will reveal invisible histories imbedded in the strata of precambrian stone, the tentacles of molds and lichen, and the imprints of ecological time writing intricate patterns across the surfaces of living and decaying trees.