On view at UVP Everson in Syracuse: November 8 - December 29, 2012
About the Video
Sightings is the fruit of Shimon Attie’s residency at UVP in 2012. For this piece, Attie revisits and re-contextualizes footage that was shot for a three channel piece originally created for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
For the UVP iteration, this source footage was radically re-edited into a single channel piece that emphasizes rhythm and dynamic tension between the viewer and the viewed. Orbiting like twin stars around a shared focus, the two punctually eclipse one another, occluding our own view and reminding us that we, too, are part of this dialogue. In the words of Serge Daney, “All form is a face looking at us”.
About the Artist
Born in Los Angeles in 1957, Shimon Attie has received international recognition for his installations that incorporate a variety of media including installation art, video, photography, performance, new media, and public art. His work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Jewish Museum, New York; and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, among many others. The artist has lived and worked in New York City since 1997.
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