This week’s Season 7 preview features artist Joan Jonas as she conducts a rehearsal for a reconfigured version of her early performance work, Mirror Piece I (1969), at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden.
"The movement is very simple," says the artist about the work. "You don’t have to be a skilled performer, but you have to be somewhat at ease."
WATCH: Preview of Joan Jonas in Fiction
Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Fiction airs Friday, November 14, 2014.
IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century episode, Fiction. © ART21, Inc. 2014.
Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass, (2012) at LACMA.
From Fantastic II Architecture
Copyright O Mundo de Lygia Clark-Associação Cultural, Rio de Janeiro
Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building Kengo Kuma & Associates
Art is fire plus algebra.
London based artist - Emma McNally took her degree in English and Philosophy and as an artist is self-taught, developing a subtle drawing style which fuels the complex mark-making of her large works in graphite on paper. She also works on a small scale, layering tissue paper and pouncing holes in the surface.
‘I like graphite’s materiality: its mess and dirt as well as its capacity to leave the cleanest, sharpest percussive marks and lines. I feel like I’m forging land formations when I use it, or scattering particles, or spiralling vortices of smoke and water,’ she writes.
User 632 is an installation that stores the behavior of the people who look at it by monitoring them in return. It wants to know when and how a person passes by or if they stop on the way.
All data is being tracked and displayed publicly. Passers-by are stored as an anonymous number without any hints to their identities. Whoever comes to close to the camera though will be stored with a photograph next to their id.
The installation is made up of three Kinect depth cameras that constantly look for movements which are then reduced to a simple directional line in space. When a visitor enters a specific area, the algorithm is looking for a face. As soon as one is found a countdown appears that shows the time until a photo is taken automatically. At the same time the time a user is in the visible area is stored.
This data (time, path and eventually image) are stored in a database, interpreted and displayed as real-time statistics.