Presented as part of “AUNTSforcamera” and R&D Season: CHOREOGRAPHY.
An important interactive component of the installation of “AUNTSforcamera” at the New Museum includes a series of nine artist-devised tours, which have been organized using AUNTS’ chain-curation model. Nine artists have been invited by “AUNTSforcamera” artists to create a response to the exhibition in the form of a tour, which will be performed exclusively for and with participating audiences. Esther Neff was invited by Anya Liftig.
Esther Neff: “I am interested in how museumgoers define process-based works as final products and how our attentions and perceptions make ‘‘meanings’ and formulate interpretations that we then take with us when we leave the exhibition. How ’visible’ are the processes that created these video installations? How do the bodies of witnesses enter these processes and define works of/as art?”
In keeping with the spirit of AUNTS, the currency of exchange for attending these tours is not monetary; instead visitors must provide proof of submission to #auntsforcamera, an interactive work by Karl Scholz included in the “AUNTSforcamera” exhibition. #auntsforcamera utilizes the downloadable app OchoVideo to record eight-second user-generated video clips to become part of a sequenced single-channel video installation (on view in the New Museum lobby) that accumulates over the course of the entire project from September 8, 2014, to February 15, 2015.