dayoutlast is a record of my direct engagement with mostly contemporary art, mostly Los Angelean.

As this blog has evolved since its 2010 inception, so has my perspective. What I once perceived as central within the investigation was what was central, literally, within the photographic frame that I shared here. While still an important consideration, such thinking has also given way to more peripheral considerations, ones also accompanied occasionally by text (written manifestation of thought) and the oscillations between them. What's missing here are larger unknowns surrounding issues of presentation and representation; the amount of time and space it actually takes to accomplish such first-hand observations; and the quandaries between documentation and interpretation.

Despite my attempt to communicate here with image and text what is essential in some respect about the artwork, neither representation should ever be considered a substitution for the primary viewing experience. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions.

Most of the time, these posts are merely remnants---residual fragments---from my last day out.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Diana Thater "Sympathetic Imagination" @ LACMA


Untitled Videowall (Butterflies), 2008
Six video monitors, one player, six 48-inch fluorescent light fixtures, and Lee filters
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Abyss of Light, 1993
Three video projectors, three players, and Lee filters
Dimensions variable






Day for Night One, Two, and Three, 2013
Each: Nine-monitor video wall
Dimensions variable






Delphine, 1999
Four video projectors, nine-monitor video wall, five players,
and four LED wash lights
Dimensions variable









knots + surfaces, 2001
Five video projectors, sixteen-monitor video wall,
and six players
Dimensions variable






Six-Color Video Wall, 2000
Six video monitors and six players; horizontal stack
Dimensions variable




A Series of Events, 2003/2015
Vinyl text on yellow wall with two LED wash lights
Dimensions variable















Surface Effect, 1997
Two monitors and two players
Dimensions variable






Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015
Three video projectors, display computer, and one player
Dimensions variable













A Cast of Falcons, 2008
Four video projectors, display computer, and two spotlights
Dimensions variable







Chernobyl, 2011
Six video projectors and six players
Dimensions variable









The Caucus Race, 1998/2015
Video monitor and player; excerpt
Dimensions variable