The Clark Art Institute's first video installation exhibition features the work of Los Angeles-based media artist Jennifer Steinkamp. The exhibition, Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye, includes a new piece conceived by the artist to interact with the Clark’s natural setting and the architecture of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, designed by Tadao Ando.
Steinkamp’s cutting-edge art form engages with one of the oldest themes in art history—nature. By deconstructing and re-engineering existing animation code, the artist utilizes the abstract language of computers to create something rooted in the natural world. The Clark’s 140-acre campus provides a unique environment for this meditative interpretation of nature. Steinkamp’s art investigates themes including the passage of time, addiction and beauty, and the evolution of organic matter. Branches, leaves, and flowers intertwine and overlap in her animations, transfixing viewers with twisting and changing color.