In this episode we hear three artists discuss the role of observation in their work. First, Dora García and two of her volunteer collaborators discuss the experience of watching museum visitors via her interactive installation Instant Narrative. Next, Trevor Paglen describes his approach to visualizing invisible landscapes. In our last segment we hear from Rineke Dijkstra and one of her portrait subjects, Almerisa, whom she has been photographing for eighteen years. The very different results achieved by these artists’ methods answer the same basic question: how do people react under a watchful eye?
Each SFMOMA Artcast brings you illuminating audio and video interviews with artists, curators, and visitors as they respond to the works on view and in the museum's collection.