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Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title:
X-Ray Eyes
Date: 
1999
Dimensions: 
screen 34 x 7 feet
Original Equipment: 4 SanyoPLC-9000 2000 lumen (stacked to 4000 lumen), 1 DVD player
Photo Credit:
Jay Venezia, courtesy ACME, Los Angeles and greengrassi, London.
Exhibition History:

  1. Monday Night Lecture Series, Fall 99, UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts, Los Angeles, California, October 25, 1999.
  2. Videodrome, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York, curated by Dan Cameron, October 22 - November 11, 1999.
  3. On the Edge: New Video Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Film Theatre Program, soundtrack by Jimmy Johnson, curated by Margot Starr Kernan, October 7 - 8 , 2000.
  4. One Wall, Orange County Museum of Art, curated by Christopher Miles, March 13 - April 8, 2001.
  5. Videacy, Side Street Live, curated by Andrew Bucksbarg, Sara Roberts, S.M. Sofian, July 20 - 21, 2001.
  6. Blur and Sharpen, University of Southern California, Taper Hall, Los Angeles, California, 2002.
  7. Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, September 4, 2002.
  8. 2002-2003 Lamar Dodd School of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, September 10, 2002.
  9. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, curated by Andrea Inselmann, January 30 - February 12, 2004.

Description:  This is a permanent, site specific installation, utilizing a curved window detail suspended off the super truss roof of the building. When I first met with the art consultant and architects, they asked me, well what would you like to do, I found this a rather daunting question, here was this enormous building and many large scale possibilities. I noticed the window detail hanging off the roof of the building, at the time it was more of a grid, somewhat akin to the taillight of a Chevy. I decided the window would be a perfect location for some sort of piece. I developed three animations to play during various events held at the Staples Center in the evening.
Part of the Collection: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.

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