By Myself and With My Friends at ASU Art Museum
Once upon a time, by Corinna Schnitt
The show features five animal-centric works from international artists, and while none of the videos have human characters, the curators say the artists' collective intent is to teach us humans a thing or two about ourselves.
Image: Connie Samaras, Untitled (Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica), 2005.
By Myself and With My Friends features work from Krista Birnbaum, Donna Conlon, Rivane and Sergio Neuenschwander, Connie Samaras, and Corinna Schnitt. Each video is about 3 to 5 minutes long (the longest being Schnitt's piece, which runs more than 20 minutes).
Spiak mentions small moments of reflection, like those when a person ponders to him or herself and reaches realization, and big moments of group action, like post-championship sports riots or the current revolution transpiring in the Arab world.
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