James Benning and Sharon Lockhart: Over Time, Chapter I
Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts
The first installation, on view from September 6, 2019, to March 1, 2020, pairs works by each artist with a collaborative project. Benning has made a career of investigating the structure of film itself, often experimenting with duration and sound. His One Way Boogie Woogie (2012) examines eighteen industrial landscapes across the city of Milwaukee. Lockhart elevates ordinary moments and often engages with communities in the creation of long-term projects. For Podwórka (2009), Lockhart collaborated with children across the Polish city of Lódz, who turned the otherwise empty courtyards of their apartment blocks into makeshift playgrounds. Both films underline the act of slow observation and the evolving urban landscape.
- James Benning, One Way Boogie Woogie, 2012 (still). Three-channel HD video installation with sound; 90 min. Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin. © James Benning, 2012.
- Sharon Lockhart, Podwórka, 2009 (still). 16mm film transferred to HD video; 32 min. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York.