Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Context is Key... in viewing, too!

I wandered into the Blaffer Gallery today to check out the Chantal Akerman show, Moving Through Time and Space. I think I was more interested in the presentation, the transformation of space, and the technical aspects of the installation, rather than the actual content of the video pieces themselves. I don't know if it's specific to these works, or if, in general, I have less patience for video art. When I watch a movie, I sit down and prepare myself to spend a lot of time with it. When I walk past a video monitor, coming in at any point in the timeline, it's harder for me to enter the experience.

[more later?]

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