AQUA ART MIAMI
Special ProjectsAqua Wynwood will host a number of special artists projects in the warehouse this year, including: a large installation by Jim Campbell called Home Movies; a new video shorts program I'M KEEPING AN EYE ON YOU, curated by John Spiak in association with Arizona State University Art Museum a huge wall mural created on site by Antistrot, and a new shadow drawing by Ellis Gallagher. More info about these and other projects at ASU ART MUSEUM-"Moving Targets Project":
On a daily basis, we observe and are observed by others. Based upon these observations we make judgments and adjustments in our lives. Occasionally we are watched but such observations go unnoticed; sometimes we know someone is watching and, once in a while, we just 'have a feeling' that the walls have eyes. Consciously or subconsciously we choose to engage with a situation or, alternatively, to just observe from a distance.
How we as individuals respond to these encounters shape society at large. If we choose to engage in open, positive approaches, trust in others can lead to social groups and tight-knit communities. But in a contemporary world where "fear of the other" runs rampant, such interactions often evoke mistrust, profiling and paranoia. Personal mistrust often evolves into institutional mistrust and vice versa. Power structures are no longer clear-cut, diminishing the control and order we have over our own lives.
Through personal, established relationships, casual encounters, forced institutional interactions or contact from a safe distance, we often overstep our boundaries. Whether we are conscious or not of our boundary breaking, we are all guilty at one time or another of intruding into other people's lives and space. What may pass as uneventful for one individual may be the cause of great anxiety and fear for another. "I'm Keeping an Eye on You" explores the broad and lasting effects of our curiosity in and intrusions upon others.
ARTISTS featured in "I'm Keeping an Eye on You" include:
Mounira Al Solh, Rachel Garfield, Charlotte Ginsborg, Pia Greschner, Myung-Soo Kim, Yaron Lapid, Jeff Luckey, Johnna MacArthur, Michael Mohan, Corinna Schnitt.
Support: This project is generously made possible by Aqua Art Miami and Friends of the Arizona State University Art Museum
ASU Art Museum Presentation: Organized by John Spiak, ASU Art Museum Curator, "I'm Keeping an Eye on You" will premiere as a single channel video project space at Aqua Art Miami before debuting as a full exhibition installed in the Arizona State University Art Museum's Nelson Fine Arts Center location.
Duration: Aqua Art Miami(December 2–7,2008)
Arizona State University Art Museum(opens August, 2009)