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Artiste(s) Kevin Schmidt, Juan Gaitan
Éditeur Artspeak
ISBN 0-921394-53-5
Langue Anglais

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Burning Bush

Kevin Schmidt, Juan Gaitan

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Speculating on belief, Kevin Schmidt's video Burning Bush and Juan Gaitan's essay Doubt as an Optical Illusion, instigate discussions around faith, disbelief and humanity. Schmidt's extended landscape portrait of a burning bush intermingles religious, political and art historical mythologies to point to the languages, both visual and textual, of doctrine. In the staging of a miracle, the bush assumes a kind of faltering breath, a sense of possibility. If the bush is indeed "a sleeping life," Burning Bush awakens in the viewer the prospect of humanistic consideration. Schmidt's and Gaitan's investigations are pertinent given the ongoing disasters reported on daily: New Orleans' sinking, Iraq's continued bedlam, environmental disaster, terror. In this climate of physical and philosophical crisis, miracles gain possibility, potency and even efficacy. They can ask us to suspend our (dis)belief and bear witness to the world. Burning Bush extends an invitation to meditate on aesthetic, cultural, political and spiritual references, offering the potential of sublime wonder and growth.

32 pages, 20 images couleur, 2005

Artiste(s)

Kevin Schmidt, Juan Gaitan

Éditeur

Artspeak

ISBN

0-921394-53-5

Langue

Anglais

Code produit

[ASP017]

Etiquettes : burning, bush, catalogues, exposition