– single channel, hand-writing, guggenheim
single channel, hand-writing, guggenheim
Single Channel Video [5m 25s] with photo cutouts arranged on a long table
This video starts with a series of images featuring two asian women visiting Guggenheim Museum while a conversation between an unknown interviewer and an artist unfolds via texts. The content of the interview is heavily corrected, skipped and patched up in which this editing process is made apparent by the visual overlay of marked corrections and collages of text boxes overlaid on top of the video. This seemingly parallel stories (while the only connection seems to be the location ‘Guggenheim’), one about the artist’s frustration about his or her disappointing career in the art world and the other about two women who are obviously more interested in taking the pictures of themselves rather than looking at the artwork, converge at the end when the voice of the museum security guard shouts at the artist to stop taking video of the exhibition revealing the face of the artist. It ends in a rather humorous note when the artist reflects on her own face looking fat. The video and the accompanying paper collage together questions the hierarchy of artworks, hierarchy of images and the system that determines the ranks, beauty, and success.