reviews

  • Susan Giles

    Kavi Gupta Gallery | Washington Blvd

    The recent appearance of endless hours of amateur video documenting last year’s Southeast Asian tsunami has provided numerous examples of precisely the kind of imagery that fascinates artist Susan Giles—not for the firsthand encounters with destruction but for the boring and generic moments that drift by immediately beforehand, the kind of casual establishing shots that vacationers seem compelled to record (and which they usually accompany with inane commentary).

    For her video projection Glitches, Hitches, and Hiccups 2, 2004, Giles extracted a few minutes from over fifty hours of such material,

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