Review: “Tim Hyde at Max Protetch” in Artforum

artforum_April2007Tim Hyde uses video to examine architecture – a relationship between media that brings to mind Dan Graham’s ongoing investigation of public and private space, as well as Doug Aitken’s Sleepwalkers, 2007.  But Hyde is less interested in contrasting the time-based quality of one with the space-based element of the other than in using these complementary practices to examine the psychological result of inhabiting a body inside a built space. These concerns are most profoundly explored in The Keeper, in which the camera focuses on an elderly woman’s back.  Hyde set out to film the repeating concrete arches in a former KGB building…. (continued)

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April 17, 2007