Thursday, March 24, 2011

Is Video Art Hard to Turn On?
Today's Question for TAM's Max Presneill

TAM's exhibition, What's New, Pussycat? closed March 6, 2011. TAM's next exhibition, Gateway Japan, is as of this writing, scheduled to open March 26, 2011. (Hopes and thoughts.)

During The Time Between Shows (see this link for more information, please
), this blog checked in with TAM's curator and director Max Presneill.

We'll be presenting one question and one answer each day during an eleven-day period. This is day nine. Scroll down the blog to see past related posts.

Here's today's question and answer --

Jeremy Rosenberg: I haven't mentioned the Davida Nemeroff videos of yet... Anything you'd like to point out, artistically or otherwise about this smaller show that took place at TAM alongside What's New, Pussycat?

Related: How did they function, technically? Curators have told me in the past something along the lines of, "If only I could afford better headphones..."

I've also witnessed directors and others struggling to turn shows on in the mornings... What technical challenges does a docent / volunteer-reliant institution face when presenting vids?

Max Presneill: We have an easy monitor system so that only pressing the power button does it all – starts the DVDs playing and nothing else needs doing.

Coming tommorrow: TAM's long-term goal to present small but world-class series of exhibitions.