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Santa Monica Museum of Art, 1998, photo by Alex Slade.

Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
  The TV Room
Andrew Bucksbarg
  60 x 18 x 12 feet
Original Equipment:
2 Philips 2700 400? lumen projectors, 2 laserdisc players, quad stereo sound
Photo Credit:
Alex Slade, Sue Tallon, courtesy ACME, Los Angeles.
Exhibition History:

  1. Public Works, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California, curated by Carole Ann Klonarides, October 10 - December 20, 1998.
  2. Jennifer Steinkamp, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, curated by JoAnne Northrup, July 1 - October 1, 2006.
  3. Jennifer Steinkamp, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, curated by JoAnne Northrup and Holly Hughes, March 14 - June 29, 2008.

Description: Three wall strips stretched horizontally across a room in the museum; animated water streams were projected on each strip. The wall behind was filled with a multi-colored waterfall. The back surface and the wall strips interlaced to form the image, somewhat akin to the scan lines on a television set. Further shifting occurred as the animated imagery tilted, consequently, the architecture, virtually destabilized, feeling as if it was tilting as well. The viewer, unable to decipher the half wall, found the experience mysterious.
Carole Ann Klonarides,  Public Works - A Community laboratory: Celebrating Ten Years of Grant Making Under the California Community  Foundation J. Paul Getty Trust, (Santa Monica, California: Santa Monica Museum of Art, 1998). Curator:  Carole Ann Klonarides


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San Jose Museum of Art, CA, photo by Sue Tallon