|The University Record, September 11, 2000|
As part of VideoCulture: Three Decades of Video Art, the Museum of Art and Media Union are sponsoring a residency by New York-based video artist Chris Doyle. Trained as an architect at Harvard University, Doyle has emerged as a talent in video art, know for projects that focus on the objects of ordinary life, and his ability to transform our perceptions of them. He will present two new video art works while on campus:
The Jean Paul Slusser Gallery at the School of Art and Design is exhibiting a video installation of Dutch artist Aernout Mik through Oct. 22, shown here in preparation (photo of Slusser by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services). Mik is known for combining architectural constructions and spatial interventions with live actors and/or silent video projects of people involved in a variety of motion and emotions. This solo exhibition is his first in the United States.
The Slusser Gallery is open noon8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The exhibitions are a contribution to a collaboration that joins the forces of 11 museums, galleries and arts education organizations in metropolitan Detroit to examine video art and its impact on contemporary culture. For more information on the collaboration, visit the Web at www.videoculture.org. To find out more about Doyle, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~umma/chrisdoyle.