Artist Video Profiles

 

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

October 1, 2008

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s artwork accentuates our constant interaction with technology. In this video profile, Hemmer explains how technology is embedded within our lives and how his creative process employs technology as a means to recognize this reality in today’s world.

Hemmer's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence.

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Trevor Paglen

October 1, 2008

Discussing his fascination with photographing locales that are officially ‘off limits’ to the general public, Trevor Paglen describes how he enjoys traveling to places that others do not attempt to visit. He explains how his artwork explores the political impact of secrecy and surveillance and illustrates his unease with those conditions.

Paglen's artwork is featured in the ICI exhibitions Experimental Geography and The New Normal.

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Mary Heilmann

October 1, 2008

Mary Heilmann enlightens her viewers with how she first arrived at painting during an era when sculpture dominated the arts. Heilmann goes on to explain that contemplating a piece is just as valuable to her as actually creating the work itself.

Heilmann's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975.

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Teresita Fernandez

October 1, 2008

Teresita Fernandez’s artworks are abstract and highly stylized in material and construction. Fernandez explains that executing an idea requires much experimentation in the studio, and what results are works that carefully take into account elements of space, light, material and the observers’ reactions.

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Lyle Ashton Harris

October 1, 2008

With a specific interest in the tension between attraction and repulsion, Lyle Ashton Harris speaks about his use of photography, performance art, and collage. By blurring the lines of social stereotypes, Harris continually engages his audience in an open discussion on subjects such as race and sexuality.

Harris' artwork is featured in the ICI exhibition Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports.

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Louise Fishman

October 1, 2008

Louise Fishman expressively describes how her dialogue with painting is one of struggle that is somehow always met with moments of revelation. Displaying numerous canvases in her studio, Fishman explains that during her process of art making, she feels a sensation that she is creating something out of nothing, each and every time.

Fishman's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975.

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Julian LaVerdiere

October 1, 2008

Expressing how his sculptures could more aptly be described as machines or inventions, Julian LaVerdiere talks about his interest in objects that hold an ideological rather than just a practical function. LaVerdiere also comments on how he balances aesthetic beauty and a historical or political awareness in his artwork.

LaVerdiere's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition Space Is the Place.

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Howardena Pindell

October 1, 2008

Speaking candidly in her studio, Howardena Pindell reveals a personal recollection as to why she became attached to the circle shape that has appeared in so much of her artwork over the years. Pindell explains that she sees her work as issue-related and would like it be revelatory on issues of our cultural and political history.

Pindell's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975.

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Jim Campbell

October 1, 2008

Jim Campbell invites viewers into his studio to discover how his engineering expertise and fascination with the moving image have evolved together over time. This unity has allowed him to create dynamic works that tap into many of the unexpected and abstract experiences in life.

Campbell's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence.

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E.V. Day

October 1, 2008

By catching a glimpse of E.V. Day working on one of her suspension pieces, one is able to realize the complexity of creating such dynamic and explosive artworks. Day speaks of the latent symbolism behind the images she chooses, and how she seeks to release her subjects from their overpowering social constructs.

Day's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition The Paper Sculpture Show.

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Nina Katchadourian

October 1, 2008

Nina Katchadourian’s art is diverse, employing various mediums and subject matter. In this video profile, Katchadourian brings us closer to her long running project, “The Sorted Books”. She states that her primary philosophy in art is paying attention to the common things in life and constructing meaning from such awareness.

Katchadourian's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition Space Is the Place.

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Beth Campbell

October 1, 2008

In her New York studio, Beth Campbell discusses a number of her most ambitious projects, for which she meticulously recreates banal environments and situations using repetition and optical illusions.

Campbell's artwork is featured in the ICI exhibition Slightly Unbalanced.

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Mitch Epstein

October 1, 2008

In a touching commentary, Mitch Epstein describes a recent portrait he created of his father. Epstein also discusses how he aims to produce images that seem effortless, but are in fact complex in their content and overall context, such as those found in his project titled “American Power”.

Epstein's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition Shoot the Family.

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Luca Buvoli

October 1, 2008

Luca Buvoli’s video profile reveals how he strives to create artworks that cross a multitude of disciplines and that employ a number of different mediums. He discusses a variety of influences that span numerous art movements, including various philosophers of the past and present and how they have all impacted his work.

Buvoli's artwork was featured in the ICI exhibition The Paper Sculpture Show.

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