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"Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder"Jessica Stockholder
At her home in New Haven, Jessica Stockholder discusses the inspiration for Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder (2000) at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland.
A temporary site-specific installation, the materials for the project include Duplo, work site construction containers, and elements from a theatrical stage.More information and credits
Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Mead Hunt. Sound: Merce Williams. Editor: Jenny Chiurco. Artwork Courtesy: Jessica Stockholder
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Jessica Stockholder is a pioneer of multimedia genre-bending installations that have become a prominent language in contemporary art. Her site-specific interventions and autonomous floor and wall pieces have been described as “paintings in space.” Stockholder’s complex installations incorporate the architecture in which they have been conceived, blanketing the floor, scaling walls and ceiling, and even spilling out of windows, through doors, and into the surrounding landscape. Her work is energetic, cacophonous, and idiosyncratic, but close observation reveals formal decisions about color and composition, and a tempering of chaos with control.