Friday, January 19, 2007


Josh and I braved the bone-chilling weather to check out the new Doug Aitken piece entitled, Sleepwalkers. It's being projected onto the exterior of the Museum of Modern Art in the evenings from 5PM to 10PM.

First, we started off viewing the piece, which is made up of five separate films that correspond to one another, from the very front of the building on 53rd Street. Only one film was being played at a time there. Then we moved around to the side, where two of the films were being shown. And finally we went into the sculpture garden to see three films were being projected, with peripheral imagery projected in between.

Even though it was freezing cold, I enjoyed myself quite a bit. I could relate to the movies and understand how even though these individuals were separate, their lives were interconnected and woven together. It made perfect sense having lived in a major City. There is this desperate loneliness, even though you are surrounded by millions of others and that you are not the only one feeling this vacancy. It is shared, yet individual; communal, yet private.
Also, Tilda was in it... which pretty much assures that it's going to be good.

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