Art@Site Diana Thater Untitled

Diana Thater



The Colburn School
Aspects of this artwork
Untitled by Diana Thater uses warm fresh materials so that the atmosphere is improved in the city's night.

Molly Dilwort gives her Cool Water Hot Island (New York, picture 1, more information) refreshment and atmosphere in the city and invites you to move on the waves arranged on Time Square.

Some works seem very similar! The shades of the artwork by Max Neuhaus (New York, picture 2, more information) are rich and subtle. The grid has a simple and functional character. I would like it when a finer material was chosen.

Do you recognize this: walking endlessly in the evening in a sad city without much to see, especially when you cross a square? Som has created with Avenue Lit Floor (London, picture 3, more information) a playful art made of illuminated lines that cater on a sophisticated way to the people crossing the square. The artwork uses technology to control lights. This is modern, interesting. The colors are playful and make merry. The artwork is physical: I feel like Michael Jackson and have a tendency to dance, to be the center, to carry out a perfect act. This is a good work of art that invites you to move, make fun together and seduce.

How wonderful it must be for you to get a star in Hollywood? Christain Moeller gives with Mojo (Los Angeles, Hollywood, picture 4, more information) you fame for one second at an unexpected moment.
By Theo,
The Artist’s goals were to create an artwork for the Colburn School façade and plaza that was both elegant and celebrated the role of music and the performing arts.
In addition, the artist through her artwork sought to create a sense of arrival that would serve as a communal space, making students feel part of a unified campus, while also welcoming the public, inviting them to gather informally before or after events.
The resulting artwork creates harmony between the old and new buildings through a concert of color and light with effects achieved through a variety of fixtures, gels and lenses.
For over two and a half decades, Diana Thater has explored the precarious relationship between culture and nature in her new media practice. Frequently using animals and natural phenomena as subjects, her precisely choreographed video installations immerse the viewer in ambient environments and invite new ways of seeing the world.
Drawing on issues of conservation, natural and manmade ecosystems, and socially-engineered environments, Thater’s installation and video work explores tensions between mankind and the animal kingdom, alongside the near-impossibility of unmanufactured experience. Animals feature as a recurring subject matter, yet when manipulated by Thater through video monitors and light-saturated environments, they attain a baroque artificiality heightened by the complete absence of sound.
Thater’s name has become associated with room-sized, profusely colorful and luminous projections which – as with her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998) – carry visitors off into another world. Her installations describe a technologically mediated nature while laying bare the mechanics of media representation, revealing the reality of the technical aspects and craftsmanship of the film.
Diana Thater was born in San Francisco and currently resides in Los Angeles. She received a B.A. in Art History from New York University and an M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design. Thater has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and Europe including exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Walker Art Center; SITE Santa Fe; MOCA; and the Whitney Museum of Art. Thater was awarded an NEA New Genres Fellowship and a residency at Monet’s Gardens at Giverny, France. She received her first permanent public art commission for a tall office building complex, the Shaw Tower, in Vancouver, BC.