Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Video Art of Sam Easterson

As part of his upcoming exhibition at the IMA, a web site has been established to give you more information about Sam Easterson and the works that will be on display later this month. The web site, Nature Holds My Camera, is one in a number of new attempts the IMA has made to reach a larger audience. You can also see several of the IMA's videos on their Youtube page.

For those who have yet to read about what to expect from the Sam Easterson exhibit, here is a passage from the web site:

In order to create this unconventional viewpoint of the natural world, Easterson attaches small modified security cameras to the bodies of the animals, which have included a sheep, falcon, scorpion, buffalo, wolf, turkey and tarantula, among many others. Tumbleweeds and pitcher plants have also held cameras for Easterson. Easterson does not use anything that is invasive, and the animals are not harmed during the short time that the video is recorded.

2 Responses to “Video Art of Sam Easterson”

Anonymous said...
June 22, 2007 at 10:23 AM

If you're interested in the show, check out this discussion:

In Conversation: Sam Easterson & Amy Globus
Sunday, June 24, 2007
2:30 pm
DeBoest Lecture Hall


Video artist Sam Easterson is the founder and director of Animal Vegetable Video, a project dedicated to building the world’s largest, most comprehensive library of video footage captured from the points of view of animals and plants. One of the most haunting works of video artist Amy Globus is Electric Sheep, a multi-media meditation on an octopus slipping though glass tubes. Both use technology to offer startling new views of animals in action, whether funny, jarring or beautiful. Listen in as Easterson and Globus talk about fusing art, technology and science in their quests to glean new perspectives of animal life. Moderated by artist/filmmaker Eames Demetrios. Be sure to visit Easterson’s exhibition Nature Holds My Camera at IMA.

Anonymous said...
June 24, 2007 at 11:24 PM

This would be interesting if Easterson was an artist. Don't Purdue fellers look at animals all the time?

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