A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters

24 June 2012‘s second film dives into Taryn Simon’s “A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters”, the Moma exhibition which opened last May and will run until early September. A photographic project produced over a four-year period (2008–11), during which the artist travelled around the world researching and documenting bloodlines and their related stories.

18 bloodlines from test rabbits in Australia to the living dead in India, cohesive and arbitrary, and which maps the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate. For this video Simon explores the inherent ambiguities and challenges of tracing, recording, and describing all these lineages—what she calls “a collision of order and disorder.”

Second film from that private web-collection and increasing database (one day their Art Genome algorithm will be complete) called which despite still being on private mode keeps compiling and getting more & more comprehensive each day.

Taryn Simon - profile page
Taryn Simon’s profile page – header

Hopefully they’ll get videos & interviews in each and every artist page over the coming years… that would be big competition for Google’s Art project or Pictify….

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