February 2, 2005 - May 5, 2005
An exhibition presented in collaboration with the Getty, organized by Glenn R. Phillips, research associate and consulting curator of the Getty Research Institute's Department of Contemporary Programs and Research. Marking Time, an international survey of film and video art produced from the 1960s to the present, examines different ways in which artists have depicted time and its passage. Focused on works that are visually arresting, sometimes radical, and often humorous, Marking Time aims to be an evocative presentation of topics ranging from the abstract notions of time as a concept to the physicality of time as experience. The exhibition explores duration and the exploits of time as used by earlier video artists as a formal structuring device, and then relays into later manipulations of time, as digital and analog efforts expand or compress this passage in cycles or trajectories. Other works foreground time as a measurement of endurance and the horrors of waiting, as artists test their personal limits while a viewing audience bears witness.