Thursday, December 29, 2011
Stillness is Still Possible
Heidi Zito documents stillness by observing movement, calmness, and slowed time. Together, her scenes paint a picture of heightened awareness through stillness.
Hers is one of several videos viewable at http://stillspotting.guggenheim.org/video-studies. The Guggenheim Museum collaborated with graduate students in the School of Visual Arts MFA program for Photography, Video and Related Media, who participated in a special seminar to create short video studies of the visual, aural, and sociological ecology of the urban landscape in New York. The works reflect and respond to everyday issues of visual noise, anxiety, and stillness. Heidi Zito's is one of my favorites!
It is a comfort to know that stillness can be found even in the most urban of environments!