Janet Biggs, ‘The Persistence of Hope’, 2015, CONNERSMITH.
Janet Biggs, ‘The Persistence of Hope’, 2015, CONNERSMITH.
Janet Biggs, ‘The Persistence of Hope’, 2015, CONNERSMITH.
Janet Biggs, ‘The Persistence of Hope’, 2015, CONNERSMITH.

With Arctic footage from Katja Aglert's Winter Event-antifreeze, 2009 (filmed by Janet Biggs).

About Janet Biggs

In film, photography, and performance, Janet Biggs orchestrates and captures extreme acts of physical endurance, risk, or expertise: motorcycles speeding across salt flats, horses galloping on treadmills, or kayaks moving in synchrony through arctic waters, as in Fade to White, 2010. By capturing these events on film, Biggs herself does something extraordinary; it has been said that her subjects are “as difficult to film as they are to perform.”

American, b. 1959, based in New York, New York