A new media installation by Leah Gilliam at the New Museum for Contemporary Art.
In 2002, I was invited by New Museum curator Anne Ellegood to curate an exhibition in the new Museum's media lounge. Having recently curated a group show (net.ephemera at Moving Image Gallery), I decided to use this opportunity to work with a single artist on a solo project. I selected Leah Gilliam because I was impressed by her previous new media work.
In its final form, Agenda for a Landscape became a new media installation that recreated the widely publicized 1997 NASA Mars Pathfinder mission, drawing inspiration from a specific moment in American history while simultaneously revealing Leah's own unique interpretation of that history.