Small: The Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation is an exhibition of seven small-scale installations by John Baldessari, Matthew Higgs, Sol LeWitt, Jonathan Monk, Alan Phelan, Michael Snow, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. While much video art of the past decade has taken the form of large-scale installations and spectacular environments, this group of projections and monitor presentations made from the 1960s to the present explores the sculptural possibilities of film and video installation on a small scale.
The works in the exhibition favor magnified detail over cinematic space, examining the relationships between the three-dimensional object and the ephemeral moving image, between the geometric or sculptural form and projected light, and between physical material and its documentation over time.
Small: The Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation
November 18, 2004-February 6, 2005
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue @ 75th Street
New York, NY