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Window #1

© 2014 Owen Kydd

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© 2014 Owen Kydd

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Owen Kydd

Canadian, born 1975

Window #1, 2014

video on digital display with media player

Edition: 1/4

overall: 36 x 21 x 2 3/4 inches (91.44 x 53.34 x 6.99 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Sherman S. Jewett Fund, by exchange, 2014

2014:28.2

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Inscriptions

signature, undated / back, upper left / Owen Kydd

Provenance

the artist;
purchased through Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2014

Class

Video art

Work Type

Video art

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Artist Owen Kydd thinks of his durational photographs, like Window #1, as belonging to the realm of photography as opposed to time-based media. Kydd often focuses on archetypal photographic subjects like windows and draws from his surroundings in Los Angeles to make videos that push beyond our expectations for photography. Very little happens in Kydd’s video, but its subtly moving images draw us in for a closer reading. Here, the window of a store with its colored shades drawn reflects and refracts the dancing glow of passing car headlights. The ambiguous images on screen conjure short-lived sunrises and sunsets, themselves markers of the passage of time. 

Label from The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, May 26–October 28, 2018

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