Skip to main content

Chris Larson

Born 1966 in St. Paul, MN
Lives and Works in St. Paul, MN

Screened as part of the 2014 Biennial, Chris Larson’s video Heavy Rotation (2011) deals with a theme that has recurred frequently through the history of art: the artist at work in the studio. Here, though, the studio is not simply the location of the artwork’s genesis; the artist uses the artwork itself to dissect the space—and ultimately destroy the site—of its own production. In the video, Larson uses a turntable apparatus to inscribe circles onto paper, eventually perforating it. He continues the action until he breaks through the floor, creating a disorienting passage into unexpected new spaces. 


On View
Fourth Floor, Second Floor 

Chris Larson’s work is on view in the Museum’s fourth floor galleries.

His video Heavy Rotation will also screen in the second floor Film & Video Gallery, May 14–25. View the calendar for more information.


Film Stills
Heavy Rotation (2011) 

Sunrise

Sunset

A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

Learn more

All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.