Friday, November 08, 2013

Step master

If you happen to visit the websites of art museums you'll be accustomed to those stop motion videos of exhibitions being installed. The idea is that we'll feel more engaged because we can see the exhibition emerging. In Japan we saw three of these whizzy shorts given a major promotion and be presented as part of the exhibition itself. It's all getting a bit ADD. Fun for sure but what happened to the art museums' desire to slow down and deepen the visual experience?

So here’s an art event in slow-mo. We found it on Dick Frizzell’s Facebook page. A day-by-day record (17 to 20 October) of his progress on a single painting with the last pic accompanied by a heartfelt “Finished.”