A channel devoted to screening video works from our collection. Each work will be viewable for four days, beginning and ending at noon.
Magsamen and Hillebrand Air Hunger (Bathroom)
Omer Fast CNN Concatenated
Video, 4:3, loop, silent, 2003
Air Hunger (Bathroom)
Screening: 8/12 - 8/15
The title, Air Hunger (Bathroom),refers to a medical condition, Kussmaul Breathing (also known as “air hunger”, which is the rapid, deep, and labored breathing of people who are in a diabetic coma. Air Hunger (Bathroom), explores issues of communication, sexuality and trust in relationships through the metaphor of what is traditionally scene as a children’s activity, chewing bubble gum. Air pushes the gum out filling the screen and creating abstract flesh-like imagery reflecting the light and distorting the figures.