Dan Graham in memoriam When art can be a studio, a situation, an experiment
Interested in the freedom of experimentation and the mechanisms of consciousness and perception, in the late 1960s Dan Graham was already exploring the pioneering possibilities of performance and audiovisual media. Produced between 1969 and 1974, his early films and performances shatter the cinematographic device and subvert the perceptive conventions of cinema. Twin cameras operating simultaneously like human vision, explorations of the sky beyond the notion of space, recordings of the same action from two opposite points of view, such as shot reverse shot. What happens when the body and the camera become one and the same device? In this fertile renovation of the artistic language begun several decades ago, Dan Graham stands out as one of the most open and eclectic artists.