January 16 - April 8, 2007
JESPER JUST: JESPER JUST: VIDEO GALLERY – NO MAN IS AN ISLAND II 2004 BLISS AND HEAVEN 2004, SOMETHING TO LOVE 2005 – MIAMI ART MUSEUM, MIAMI, FLORIDA
In No Man is an Island II 2004, the emotional walls between the habitués of a dimly-lit strip joint suddenly crumble when a young customer unexpectedly breaks into a heartfelt rendition of Roy Orbison’s tear-jerker classic Crying. In Bliss and Heaven 2004, a freight container becomes a vast concert hall for a decidedly unorthodox rendition of Olivia Newton John’s Please Don’t Keep Me Waiting, while the music-box refrain of Something to Love 2005 sets into motion an emotional encounter between an elderly man and a young couple locked in a passionate embrace. With the MAM Video Gallery, the Museum responds to the tremendous impact that video art has had on the contemporary scene. Every two months, a new video piece is selected for display in an intimate, darkened space adjoining the Plaza Level Gallery. Works are projected continuously during museum hours, and free Gallery Notes with a short explanatory text accompany each screening.