1. The Dutch artist brings a luminous weather phenomenon indoors, but only for a moment. And that’s precisely the point. More on http://www.theavantgardediaries.com

    Produced & Directed by Julia Wilczok and Maria Judice / Filmed by Fridolin Schoepper / Edited by Konterfei / Sound by Kevin Pate / Music by Carlos Bruck / Cover photo by Berndnaut Smilde / Special thanks to Meg Shiffler, James Baldocchi & the SF War Memorial and Performing Arts Center

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  2. In 2008 Roger Hiorns, commissioned by Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, transformed an empty council flat in Southwark, London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals using 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate. Faced with the demolition of the social housing block in early 2011, the piece was successfully extracted from the property. Seizure was subsequently transported to YSP and is the subject of a 10-year loan agreement between the Arts Council Collection and YSP, where it is presented within a new concrete structure commissioned from Adam Khan Architects.

    Find out more at ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/roger-hiorns-seizure

    Seizure was gifted to the Arts Council Collection in 2011 by the artist, Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Art Fund, with the support of The Henry Moore Foundation. Presented in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Open weekends and daily during school holidays.

    Filmmaker William Simpson. Produced by Omni Pictures

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  3. FACTUM JACOB, 2010

    Left: Miguel Jacob (born 1 July, 1973).
    Right: Marco Jacob (born 1 July, 1973).

    FACTUM JACOB is usually shown as a dual-channel video installation on two vertically-mounted plasma displays hung alongside one another. For exhibition purposes, the footage loops endlessly without beginning or end. For more info on FACTUM and to view other portraits from this series, see Factum

    To produce the series of works collectively titled FACTUM (2010), Candice Breitz conducted intensive interviews with seven pairs of identical twins and a single set of identical triplets in and around Toronto during the summer of 2009, footage from which she then edited seven dual-channel video installations (and one tri-channel video installation). Like Robert Rauschenberg’s near-identical paintings FACTUM I and FACTUM II (both 1957), from which the series borrows its title, each interviewee in FACTUM is an imperfect facsimile of their twin: their apparent identicality is soon disrupted by a host of subtle differences.

    Breitz chose to work with monozygotic twins (and triplets) who spent their formative lives together and who thus draw on shared memories and experience. Each pair of twins was filmed over the course of one long day in a domestic environment designated by the twins – most chose to shoot in the home of one twin, or in their shared home. In each case, Breitz interviewed Twin A for approximately 5–7 hours in the absence of his/her sibling and then directed the same set of questions separately to Twin B. Designed to give each individual the opportunity to narrate his/her own story as s/he chose, the questions covered intimate areas such as childhood, sibling rivalry and family matters, but also zoomed out to allow each subject to address his/her relationship to the world at large.

    Some questions were specifically slanted to shed light on the mysterious terrain of subject formation: the twins were asked to lend comment, for example, on the nature-nurture debate, or to offer their thoughts on evolution versus creation. Other questions invited the twins to share personal anecdotes or key memories. According to their level of comfort before the camera, some individuals were willing to enter into minute and graphic autobiographical detail, while others set distinct boundaries.

    Each pair of twins was asked to style themselves as identically as possible for the camera, and left to decide how diligently they wished to fulfill the request. For some the superficial sameness that resulted – almost immediately to be undermined by innumerable small differences that manifest themselves throughout the interview – became an apt metaphor for the projections of sameness that they had been subject to all their lives.

    Each pair of interviews was later woven together in the editing studio to create a somewhat stereoscopic dual-channel portrait. Breitz’s edits accentuate the push-and-pull relationship between the siblings. As the twins relate their stories, sharp distinctions in their voices, their attitudes, their body language, and their views on the world become apparent. At times they gravitate towards each other, offering almost the same syntax and gestures to describe memory, while at other moments they differ vastly in their conclusions on topics they both consider vital. Breitz’s presence is strongly tangible in each twin portrait – her jagged editing style distances the works from the truth claims of conventional documentary, suggesting that the intertwining forces of fact and fiction are always at play in auto/biography.

    FACTUM raises questions not only about twinship per se, but also about the struggle that each individual must negotiate in defining him or herself as distinct, while facing constant reminders of the relative role of others in the process of self-definition.

    The FACTUM series comprises FACTUM BRADLEY, FACTUM HAWKE, FACTUM JACOB, FACTUM KANG, FACTUM McNAMARA, FACTUM MISERICORDIA, FACTUM TANG and FACTUM TREMBLAY.

    Director + Editor: Candice Breitz
    Assistant Director: Bianca Semeniuk
    Camera: Sean Anicic
    Makeup: Allison Magpayo
    Production Assistants: Manuela Buechting, Sue Johnson, Eva Michon
    Post Production: Alex Fahl

    Commissioned by The Power Plant, Toronto; Commissioning Partner - Partners in Art, Toronto

    Additional information available upon request: candicebreitz.net

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  4. Artist Zach Lieberman uses interactive media to inspire - and explore the relationship between technology, performance, and the body. His recent projects include an open-source eye-tracking system that allows disabled artists to draw using their eyes and a performance that includes drawn sketches that react to a visitors' touch.

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