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Introduction: Graham Gussin (03:38)


Gussin describes how he was influenced by science fiction. Works include "Untitled," "Nothing I Know/Something I Don't Know," "Remote Viewer," "Untitled Collection," and "Someplace Sometime." He addresses a sense of temporal and physical space in all his pieces.

"Remote Viewer" (04:40)

This piece examines distance and proximity. The Remote Viewer attempts to locate Graham in Askja. Gussin explains why it is important to remain distant.

"I Love It in Space There Are No Limits, I Love It" (03:30)

The visual representation of audio from a pornographic film looks like a landscape. Other works in the series include "I love you. I have dreamt of this." "Beginning and Ending at the Same Time" depicts images that are zoomed in and out.

"Dry Ice (Crossroads)" (04:20)

Gussin incorporates dry ice into his photo shoot. Other works in the series include "Spill" and "Studio, Dry Ice." Mist has the power to disorient, threaten, and transfix.

"Dead Space" (03:54)

Gussin explains how he dealt with space for the installation. In "Unseen Film," the artist purchases all the tickets for a movie showing. The finale in "2001" influences "Beyond the Infinite."

"Recompositions" (06:29)

Spaghetti Junction influences the installation. Gussin explains the incorporation of traffic noises and a soundtrack, including reversed elements from "Mad Max," "Bullitt," and "Europe Endless Kraftwerk." In "Dark Light Piece," the artist captures the waveform monitor images of "The Night of the Living Dead."

Credits: Graham Gussin (00:27)

Credits: Graham Gussin

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Graham Gussin creates art in an almost bewildering variety of media: film, sound, installation, events, photography, text, painting and more. The key early work Savannah (1990) features a wooden plaque and a wall light, while the production of the ambitious film projection Remote Viewer (2002) involved a trip to Iceland and the services of someone with telepathic ability. Underpinning all of his subtle, witty, often disarmingly beautiful work is a number of consistent concerns and influences: landscape and the notion of the sublime, science fiction cinema and Romanticism, place and movement. Made alongside the most comprehensive exhibition of Graham Gussin’s work to date, at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery in 2002, this video profile showcases many of the artist’s works, including films and projections such as Beyond the Infinite (1994) and Spill (2000) which plays so productively with time, space and perception.

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: FMK194721

ISBN: 978-1-64867-367-2

Copyright date: ©2003

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