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Diana Thater

Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015

Three video projectors, three lenses, player and Watchout system
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This is part of a limited edition set.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles
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Installation view at Hauser & Wirth, London, 2015

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Installation view at Hauser & Wirth, London, 2015

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Courtesy of Diana Thater Photo by Alex Delfanne, courtesy Hauser & Wirth
Diana Thater
American, b. 1962
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Diana Thater’s installations challenge the notions of narrative and representation in film and video. Focusing on the ways in which humans relate to the natural world, as well as the historical power dynamics between humans and animals, Thater’s films are based on staged premises and heavily mediated by the presence of the camera. For one of the installations in her 2008 exhibition entitled “Here is a text about the world,” Thater shot aerial footage that allowed viewers to see falconers and their grounded birds from above, reversing the usual perspectival relationship between human and bird. A significant aspect of Thater’s practice is laying bare the secrets of her medium by placing projectors prominently in a space, undermining the illusion as she creates it.

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About the work
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles
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Installation view at Hauser & Wirth, London, 2015

Dimensions variable

Installation view at Hauser & Wirth, London, 2015

Dimensions variable

Image rights
Courtesy of Diana Thater Photo by Alex Delfanne, courtesy Hauser & Wirth
Diana Thater
American, b. 1962
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Diana Thater’s installations challenge the notions of narrative and representation in film and video. Focusing on the ways in which humans relate to the natural world, as well as the historical power dynamics between humans and animals, Thater’s films are based on staged premises and heavily mediated by the presence of the camera. For one of the installations in her 2008 exhibition entitled “Here is a text about the world,” Thater shot aerial footage that allowed viewers to see falconers and their grounded birds from above, reversing the usual perspectival relationship between human and bird. A significant aspect of Thater’s practice is laying bare the secrets of her medium by placing projectors prominently in a space, undermining the illusion as she creates it.

Diana Thater

Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015

Three video projectors, three lenses, player and Watchout system
Edition 1/3
This is part of a limited edition set.
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