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Installation Videos for Dan Perjovschi: WHAT HAPPENED TO US?


Conference: 
MW2008
Institution: 
The Museum of Modern Art
Designer: 
In-house. Shot by Zoe Jackson, Victor Samra, and David Hart; interview by Zoe Jackson; edited by David Hart
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This two-part video features the artist Dan Perjovschi as he creates a site-specific installation at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Using the artist’s voice from informal interviews and a public presentation and footage of the artist at work in the The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, viewers are able to witness the blank walls transforming into an enormous work surface. Video was selected due to the time-specific nature of the piece and the dynamic process that Perjovschi utilizes, which creates a temporary installation that is removed when the exhibition closes and the walls are repainted. This video allowed visitors to the museum to see the work as it was created and provided a document that could be reviewed by those unable to view the work as it existed during the exhibition. A site was also created which included an extensive interview between the artist and the curator, as well as a PDF of a special newspaper that Perjovschi created for visitors to the Museum to keep as a memento. Videos were available to view on YouTube and on MoMA.org, and for download through iTunes and iTunes U. Videos can also be found at: http://moma.org/visit_moma/audio/2007/spec_exhib/Projects85_Perjovschi/Projects85_Dan%20Perjovschi_Part_2.mp4 (Part 1), http://moma.org/visit_moma/audio/2007/spec_exhib/Projects85_Perjovschi/Projects85_Dan%20Perjovschi_Part_2.mp4 (Part 2)

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2008