Late Nights at the Whitney
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Location: Fourth Floor
What Are You Thinking, 2011
Single-channel video, black-and-white, sound; 3 min. Collection of the artist; courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco; Alex Zachary, New York; and Cabinet, London; commissioned by Frieze Film 2011, Frieze Art Foundation
Baseballs II, 2011
Baseballs Collection of the artist; courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco; Alex Zachary, New York; and Cabinet, London
For her presentation in the fourth floor gallery space, Lutz Bacher will release hundreds of baseballs, which, once they reach their resting places, will define the plane of the stone floor. A video projected on the wall above them plays looped excerpts from a movie soundtrack of a man and women talking while driving in a car in the rain. While the sound plays, the projection slowly fades from black to white to black again, both endlessly repeating. Like much of her earlier work, this installation combines image—or its absence—with language, confusing and complicating the meaning of and relationship between each element.
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