Curator: Sandra Antelo-Suarez
Installation with video: Tony Oursler
Drawings: Dan Graham with Tony Oursler, Laurent P. Berger and Eugene Tsai
Photographs: Todd Eberle
Installation design: Laurent P. Berger
Recorded music: Rodney Graham
Recorded performing band: Japanther
Sound design: Bruce Odland
Puppets and direction: Huber Marionettes
Props: Eugene Tsai
Video props: Tony Oursler Studio
Video editor: Joshua Thorson
Script: Dan Graham with Teresa Seeman, Sandra Antelo-Suarez, Roger Denson, and Tony Oursler
Co-Producers LAB VOOM, TRANS>
Whitney Biennial 2006
Whitney Museum of American Art
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DTAOT: Combine's video is in Hi-Definition video. A production of VOOM HD's LAB project.
Executive Producer: Ali Hossaini Producer: Noah Khoshbin and VoomLAB.
Combine is a fusion of documentation and new video by Tony Oursler, special effects, text, sound and drawings by the artists. It is does not follow the linear nature of the puppet show but presents a new vision designed for a video viewing situation. This installation is designed to use two overlapping Hi Definition projectors to form a collage of images that extend the world of DTAOT.
Hi Definition is technology and production is provided by Voom.
TRANS> is a 501 c non profit which commissions artworks by contemporary artists and publishes TRANS>, a contemporary cultural journal.
ABOUT THE CO-PRODUCERS
LAB/ VOOM HD
VOOM is the world's first 24-hour channel devoted to experimentation and video art. The core of the channel is an outreach program that provides production support, including high-definition cameras and edit suites, to artists, directors and other creative talents. The intensely collaborative environment and total creative freedom offered by LAB has already directed some of the top artistic talent in the world. Participants include Robert Wilson, Zhang Huan, Winona Ryder, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, Jr., Marianne Faithfull, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Juliette Binoche. During the course of 2005, LAB will announce partnerships with several major institutions that encompass the worlds of art, design, television, and academia. LAB launched in 2004 and is available in HDTV on the Voom direct broadcast satellite system.
The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art
The 2006 Whitney Biennial, the nation's signature survey of contemporary American art, will be organized by Chrissie Iles, curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Philippe Vergne, chief curator of visual arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Iles and Vergne will spend the rest of the year seeking out the most significant artists working today. The list of selected artists is announced toward the end of 2005. The seventy-third in the series of Annual and Biennial exhibitions inaugurated in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the 2006 Biennial will be on view from March through May 2006.
In naming the curators, Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney's Alice Pratt Brown Director, said, "Each Whitney Biennial is an historic event we anticipate greatly, and each is completely different from the past. Chrissie and Philippe are experienced, passionate, and deeply committed. Both are thoroughly familiar with the contemporary American scene, and their partnership will also bring a broad international perspective to the project as well as enormous insight, energy, and flair. It will be a provocative and powerful show of the best new work by emerging and established artists."