English artist Darren Almond (b. 1971) is fascinated by time; the ticking clock, the frozen instant – moments in time anchored by place, personal significance or the weight of collective memory. Through diverse media including film, installation, sculpture, works on paper, and photography, the artist interrogates these notions to produce works that question the nature of individual experience. Almond's works are represented in numerous international collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Saatchi Collection, London; the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; and the Kramlich Collection, Miami. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2005 and awarded the Art & Innovation Prize by the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, in 1997. Darren Almond lives and works in London.
On Air: Track Record by Darren AlmondTrack Record is a video documentation of the 2005 work Terminus, an installation that relocated 14 socialist-era bus stops from the Polish town of Oswiecim (in German Auschwitz) into a gallery space in Berlin. Through one long tracking shot, the camera moves across a room capturing dislocated bus stations that stand empty and abandoned. In a steady movement, we are lead past the stations in mimicry of a bus route, an eerie journey, empty of human life. The movie plays in silence, accompanied only by a subtle undefined background sound of the camera moving about the building. -> Darren Almond on Wikipedia From the Sedition Selection