Monday, September 24, 2007

Video art loss


Even if the news in this was a little dated, it was worth recording here...

For most of us video art remains what it originally was meant to be: video recordings. Until one saw Jeremy Blake's videos. They were abstract paintings on videos.

In my view, this gifted artist who recently took his own life two months back today (a week after his girlfriend Theresa Duncan took hers) was trying to get the whole genre of video art to a higher plane (what abstraction did to conventional painting about 130 years ago) and he was slowly succeeding at the game.
Who know's what this pair could have done...

The NYT article announcing their end is here.
Note: Kafka was quoted on Theresa Duncan's blog a couple of weeks before she took her life... We are as forlorn as children lost in the wood. When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the grief that is in me and what do I know of yours? And if I were to cast myself down before you and tell you, what more would you know about me than you know about Hell when someone tells you it is hot and dreadful?

2 comments:

Tree said...

This is an odd story. I read the woman's blog and I wasn't that impressed with it although I was left wondering if she really is dead.

Sunil said...

Kimberly,
This is an intriguing story though... The blog was dark and filled with premonition for me...

It sure was an odd way to die - just wading into the water like that...