It was an absolute pleasure to have met Michael Snow at the opening of his new show In the Way at Jack Shainman Gallery.
Snow is one of Canada’s greatest contemporary artist, whose ground breaking experimental films revolutionized new media and recontextualized experiencing and ways of seeing and looking.
His new video installation remphasizes what Snow does best, creating an environment where the viewer is physically engaged in active looking.
The other video work, In the Way, was shot while filming a fleeting road below while driving. The simultaneous conflicting sensation of standing while on the floor is projected and extraordinatry speed of movement is vertigo inducing and yet amazing.
I will never forget the first time I saw Michael Snow’s So Is This in a theatre setting. So Is This will stand forever as one art piece that changed and influenced my life parcourse. Here is a little youtube preview but this work really needs to be seen in a theatre setting.