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Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title: SWELL
Date: 1995
Soundtrack: Bryan Brown
Dimensions: 26 x 12 feet
Original Equipment: 2 EIKI LC330 140 lumen projector, 2 laserdisc players, stereo sound
Photo Credit:
Joshua White, courtesy of ACME., Los Angeles and MoCA, Los Angeles.
Exhibition History: 

  1. ACME, Santa Monica, California, November 10 - December 8, 1995.
  2. Just Past: The Contemporary in the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, curated by Ann Goldstein, September 29, 1996 - January 19, 1997.
  3. Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, curated by Connie Butler and Stacia Payne, October 5, 1997 - November 14, 1999.
  4. Visual Music: 1905-2005, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California ,curated by Kerry Brougher and Jeremy Strick, February 13 - May 22, 2005.
  5. Visual Music: 1905-2005, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, curated by Kerry Brougher and Jeremy Strick, June 23, 2005 - September 11, 2005.

Description:  The walls of the gallery felt huge huge, in response I created an underwater feeling in the space, a virtual camera floated through a sea of multi-colored particles. The same animation was projected twice, one horizontal, from the front, the other vertical, from the rear. This piece happened to work well with many viewers, as they could watch each other play and perform with their shadows. The apparent solidity of the projections or third wall was disrupted when a viewer would step in front of the projection.
Part of the Collection:  SWELL was purchased by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California in 1996 with funds provided by the Ruth and Jake Bloom Young Artist Fund.

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