"Days of Endless Time" at the Hirshhorn Delivers an Antidote to Information Overload

November 6, 2014 2:52 PM

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"Days of Endless Time" at the Hirshhorn Delivers an Antidote to Information Overload

The premise of "Days of Endless Time," which opened at the Hirshhorn in October, is to highlight "works that emphasize slower, more meditative forms of perception," to combat a "world conditioned by the frantic, 24/7 flow of information." It might come as a surprise, then, that nearly all of the works in the show are the products of the digital tools that otherwise contribute to this information overload. This is not an exhibition that shies away from technology; on the contrary, a few of the works were entirely constructed digitally with little to no referents from "real life" objects or settings.

The show is made up of 14 works of art from 13 internationally renowned video and new media artists, using moving images to evoke themes of timelessness, solitude, and the sublime. You will not find Ryan Trecartin here. Nor will you find the tired video art formula of banal images in slow motion. Th...

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