Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Video Art Thinks Big: That's Showbiz
I was interested in the way that this article gave examples of a variety of different types of video art. The work of Natalie Djurberg truly caught my attention out of all the different artists. Her work is very dark and disturbing, as it deals with gory deaths and abuse. I found it to be an ironic juxtaposition that her videos were claymation films, because I personally associate that with children's movies and shows and the subject matter of Djurberg's work is definitely not for children. The work of Gigi Scaria also interested me. The video described in the article had some personal connections to me because my grandfather died of Alzheimer's Disease and it seems as though the man in Scaria's video is suffering from it as well. Although not as edgy as the other artists mentioned, Scaria's video art is equally powerful in telling a story.