Click to enlargeJanet Biggs BIACI 2014
"A Step on the Sun"/2012
BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE
Cartagena, Colombia 2014
ECOARTPEDIA/ECOSNEWS 2014 UPDATE

ECOARTPEDIA/ECOSNEWS 2014 UPDATE:

ECOARTNET artist Janet Biggs is participating at
  • 1ra. Bienal Internacional de Arte in Cartagena, Colombia/February 7 - April 7, 2014

    "A Step on the Sun"/2012 Premier at the Armory Show NYC/March 2013 and it is also part of the current Exhibition "Beyond Earth Art"/Environmental Art at
  • Johnson Museum Of Art/Cornell University Museum/Video Looped/February 23 - March 23, 2014

    A Step on the Sun

    Video installation, five channels, HD video, 9' 22'', (16:9), in color, with audio

    Janet Biggs is a video artist, photographer, and performer whose work has an easily identifiable aesthetic of monotony. She focuses on activities involving repetition and obsession such as extreme sports and obsessive behaviors that we engage in every day unconsciously. A globetrotter, she takes her adventures in remote locations and channels them into new narratives that include both personal experience and geographic records. Biggs' film work challenges the way we see things and exposes new worlds. She helps to materialize current debates around biopolitics and global humanism.

    A Step on the Sun presents the adversities faced by a sulfur miner working at the Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia. Official industrial mining is made impossible by the volcanic activity. The crater's extreme environment harbors the world's largest sulfur lake. Miners collect sulfur crystals and pack them endlessly, rhythmically, unconsciously into baskets. Amidst clouds of sulfur dioxide, they transport the mineral from the crater to the surface and walk the rocky terrain for miles to reach the weigh stations. The soundtrack enhances the sense of danger, mixing real sounds with other stabbing, harsh ones. We find ourselves in a situation that is uncomfortable, ambiguous, and morally complex, one that simultaneously showcases the beauty of nature and the ugliness of human exploitation.

    1ra.BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE
    Cartagena, Colombia February 7-April 7, 2014


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