• Dan Graham and Mowry Baden

    Otis Art Institute

    Dan Graham has a considerable standing among video artists, but, from two works (Yesterday/Today and Present Continuous Pasts), at Otis Art Institute, it’s hard to see why. Could be it’s my inability to sympathize with the laboratory rat syndrome, wherein the spectator/participant is (condenscendingly) beckoned into a behaviorist cubicle, proffered another hoary ol’ time-space conundrum, and asked (by implication) to cogitate some more on the nature of consciousness. To be sure, the artist is shielded from self-exposure by appropriate, grant-application language:

    Where the mirror psychologically

    Read more