CHARLES DE MEAUX
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JANAINA TSCHAPE, HIRAKI SAWA & THE NEISTAT BROTHERS
Marina Zurkow, Scott Paterson & Julian Bleecker
Gary Hill, Mary Lucier & Michael Snow
DAY WITH(OUT) ART 2001
BRUCE & NORMAN
FISCHLI & WEISS
|Creative Time and Panasonic, with Times Square Alliance, present Conditions of Anonymity, one minute segments from South Koren Artist Kimsooja's lauded video work - A Needle Woman (Kitauyushu), A Beggar Woman (Cairo), and A Laundry Woman (Yamuna River, India) on The 59th Minute Video Art on the NBC Astrovision by Panasonic. In each video, the artist sits, reclines, or stands completely still with her back to the viewer, illuminating the vibrancy of the locales and the intrusions of the world around her.
Simultaneous with a one-hour screening of her videos, Sooja choreographs a group performance based on the video series for the first time. Into the visually dazzling and frenzied environment of Times Square, the artist dispatches a group of 40 performers to take up meditative poses symbolic of begging and homelessness, holding steady amidst the crowds-without acting or reacting. These gestures originate in Sooja's video work, which capture her own still figure in various world locations, impassive among the masses, her hand outstretched or lying prone on the ground.
Planned in conjunction with The 59th Minute, this piece is Sooja's first major performative undertaking, involving a large group of volunteers and a complex staging to integrate the performers into the foot traffic of New York City's busiest center.
A Needle Woman, A Beggar Woman, and A Laundry Woman
Still: Kimsooja, Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York
3/10/05 - 6/10/05