Our mission is to distribute and archive works of time-based art. Each issue highlights artists working in new or experimental media, whose works are best documented in video or sound.

"Robin Red Breast" and "Smile"

"Robin Red Breast" and "Smile"
6:00 minutes
with commentary by Colleen Heslin
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In Robin Red Breast, animal behavior acts as a metaphor for human
socialization and art world posturing. While imitating the robin,
Latour offers a satirical look at boastful inclinations and a desire to be seen.

Smile depicts Latour in her motivator costume, smiling contantly for
seven minutes. As a result, her face quivers and twitches uncontrollably. The last few seconds are slowed down - her mouth finally relaxes, only to begin to smile again at the end.