The exhibition examines the use of video as a medium of expression and interpretation by craft makers for whom material is the anchor of their studio work. With easier access to equipment and channels of distribution facilitated by the Internet, social media platforms, and web-based video-sharing sites, makers turn increasingly to video as a medium for aestheticizing processes, exploring ideas surrounding labor, examining the properties and behaviors of materials, or acting out the gestures that facilitate making. The video works in Moving Image Matters, made by artists from around the world, represent modes of thinking and approaches shared by makers of all materials and disciplines. They challenge the assumption that craft is strictly an object-based discipline and assert that making is as much about ideas as it is about objects.
Artists: Hayami Arakawa, US; Jesse Beecher and Jack Mauch, US; Roi Carmeli, b. Israel, active Scotland; Anat Golan, Israel; Phil Gray, Ts’msyen and Mikisew Cree; Ayumi Horie, US; Etsuko Ichikawa, b. Japan, active US; Gina Siepel, US; Barb Smith, US; Coby Unger, US