Thursday, July 8, 2010

kristine thompson

kristine thompson's 'projecting' project. "using a video projector, i made these artists and their personal spaces 'appear' in my studio so that i could interact with them. these set-ups represent an attempt to understand the work, the working process, and the personal lives of these artists who are no longer around to speak for themselves. the futile lengths taken to construct the space for an imagined relationship or conversation is meant to render the images both humorous and melancholic. in this series and others, i question how empathy may be elicited from a reproduced image." see more here.

[all kristine thompson. from the series projecting. 2006. top to bottom: sitting on edna st. vincent millay's porch. bringing emily dickinson flowers. comforting bas jan ader.]