Corin Hewitt, Seed Bed, 2008

Artist Corin Hewitt takes up occupancy in the Whitney in this installation that is part performance art, part live theater, and part meditation on ideas about still life. Redefining the notion of the artist-in-residence, Hewitt physically moves about the space and engages in the manipulation of materials, both homegrown and store-bought, questioning the autonomy of the art object through a process of its constant transmutation.