Wednesday, March 28, 2007

IMA in the NYT

The New York Times has a new piece on the IMA. Interesting enough, but my favorite part of the article regarding a new work that is soon to come is this:

The museum will illustrate the offbeat ways that the land can be integrated with art with an exhibition in June by the video artist Sam Easterson. For this show, he will attach a tiny video camera to an eastern mole and relay what it sees — above and below ground in the park — in real time in the galleries.

“You develop this instant empathy for these creatures who spend their whole day with their hearts beating, worried about being eaten,” Mr. Anderson said. “You feel this spontaneity of nature as opposed to the landscape trope, and for the artists we’re going to work with, it’s a fantastic introduction to the park.”

6 Responses to “IMA in the NYT”

Carla said...
March 28, 2007 at 12:27 PM

I hope that mole has permission to photograph.

Scott said...
March 28, 2007 at 12:40 PM


I won't tell if you won't.

liriodendron said...
March 28, 2007 at 6:33 PM

That sounds interesting! I've battled many moles (I give up, they win) Would love to see what's going on as they are snuffling around under my garden, making my feet sink down and my blood pressure rise.

Anonymous said...
March 29, 2007 at 1:13 PM

We are lead to wonder what Mr. Anderson's heart does during the day...

(At least now that he's left the Whitney, he no longer has to worry about being eaten.)

I don't think this is an interesting article. I agree w/ Tyler Green. Thanks for phoning one in, NYT!

daniel said...
March 29, 2007 at 4:33 PM

I’m glad to see you dig the mole. As the project manager for this exhibition, I thought you might want to hear an update on Nature Holds My Camera: The Video Art of Sam Easterson. The exhibition will open June 24 and run through July 15 and will feature creative indoor and outdoor components. In our last conference call with Sam Easterson, he updated on us on the status of the mole cam. It looks like he will begin the capture process in April, somewhere in Indiana (yet to be determined) and feature both mole cam and tunnel cam video. The footage he captures will be edited into a short loop that visitors can view within the museum and access outside in the Art and Nature Park using video receivers. We’re all very excited about his work and the visitor experience we’re designing.

Scott said...
March 29, 2007 at 5:03 PM

Sounds like fun. I look forward to seeing how the experience plays out. Thanks for giving us the update Daniel.

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