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© Courtesy of the artist & Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Independence Ave. @ Seventh St. SW
20013-7012 Washington
DC
US
April 21st, 2011 - October 24th, 2011
Opening: April 21st, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://hirshhorn.si.edu
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
hmsginquiries@si.edu
PHONE:  
202-633-1000
OPEN HOURS:  
Daily 10-5:30 (except Dec 25); Plaza open 7:30-5:30
TAGS:  
video-art

DESCRIPTION

Grazia Toderi (Italian, b. Padua, 1963) likens her video projections to “frescoes of light.” Best known for large-scale installations, the artist works from documentary imagery collected from urban night surveillance and military, satellite, and space program footage. Over these she superimposes her own photography and cinematography, altering the effect with digital manipulations and unifying the vista with sepia-tone filters. The result feels both familiar and mysterious, as the eye struggles to determine the horizon line and read the origins of fields of glimmering lights. Shown on an endless loop, these mesmerizing nightscapes represent the artist’s ambition to “visualize the infinite.”

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