Contemporary Art-Loss & Desire
1# Collier Schorr
Collier Schorr was interested in photographing people acting like something they are not or the opposites of themselves. She liked the similarities and differences between things. At the beginning of the video she photographed boys wrestling. Although I don't really see the art in wrestling she like the masculinity. She liked to see the devastation and exhaustion in her photos. She also took pictures of boys acting like girls Schorr wanted to have her photos be a feminine vs. masculine theme. Her photos were somewhat like short films, the people would act to be the character that she wanted in the photo and the pictures had a small plot. A story that you could think up while looking at the picture.
2# Gabriel Orozco
Gabriel Orozco also took photos. He used everyday life and misplaced items. Orozco crafted a car to look regular on the side but then of you walked to the front of the car you realized it was narrower than usual. He wanted to show the different perspectives that the car had. He had a curiosity for things but his curiosity made his art. Orozco would take games such as ping-pong and would make it into a new game with the same rules but just change something with it. For example he to two ping-pong tables and split them in half to be and arranged them to be in the shape of a square. In the middle of the ping-pong table he put a small pond. He also made clay sculptures to photograph or took the little things in life and made them look bigger like they had more purpose.
Janine Antoni was...how do I putt this...a WEIRDO! She was also a bit self centered. Anyways she made this rope using different materials. The rope was symbolizing connections. Antoni made illusions by taking herself doing many different things such as walking on a rope that was above the water so when the rope bent it looked like she was walking on the horizon. She used herself in her art...a lot... even making her art. She painted a floor black using her own hair!