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Gary Hill discusses Cut Pipe

Video artist Gary Hill discusses his work Cut Pipe (1992).

February 2005
Gary Hill discusses his artistic practice

Video artist Gary Hill discusses his working methods and his use of his own body in his works.

February 2005
Gary Hill discusses Viewer

Video artist Gary Hill talks about the genesis of his work Viewer (1996).

February 2005
Gary Hill discusses Wall Piece

Video artist Gary Hill discusses the genesis of his work Wall Piece (2000).

February 2005
Robert Bechtle discusses his work

Artist Robert Bechtle explains why his painting Alameda Gran Torino (1974) should be considered a landscape, rather than a still life.

January 2005
Kara Walker's No Mere Words...

Kara Walker discusses the process of creating her installation No Mere Words Can Adequately Reflect The Remorse This Negress Feels At Having Been Cast Into Such A Lowly State By Her

December 2004
Doris Salcedo discusses her sources

Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo discusses the sources that inspire her work.

December 2004
Doris Salcedo discusses the intentions behind her work

Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo discusses the intentions behind her work and the significance of her materials.

December 2004
2x4's Anybody

A video animation of Anybody (1994), a book by the design collective 2x4.

December 2004
2x4 interprets Vitra

A video animation of the design collective 2x4's logo for the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra.

December 2004
Doris Salcedo on the importance of memory

Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo discusses the role memory plays in the work she creates.

December 2004
Doris Salcedo discusses her artistic identity

Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo discusses the impact of heritage on her artistic identity. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

December 2004
Kara Walker on her nineteenth-century influences

Artist Kara Walker discusses her affinity for popular nineteenth-century art forms such as the silhouette and the cyclorama.

December 2004
Kara Walker's "uneasy relationship" with her own imagination

Artist Kara Walker discusses her sources and her "uneasy relationship" with her own imagination. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile

December 2004
Kara Walker's alter ego

Artist Kara Walker discusses her alter ego, the "Negress of Noteworthy Talent."

December 2004
Robert Bechtle's use of photographs

Painter Robert Bechtle demonstrates his process of working from photographs.

December 2004
Robert Bechtle painting at his studio

Artist Robert Bechtle demonstrates his painting technique.

December 2004
Time-lapse video of Robert Bechtle at work

A time-lapse video of artist Robert Bechtle at work on a painting.

December 2004
Robert Bechtle on painting and photography

Artist Robert Bechtle distinguishes between his paintings and the source photographs that inspire them.

December 2004
Robert Bechtle on beginning a painting

Artist Robert Bechtle discusses how he selects photographs on which to base his paintings.

December 2004
Robert Bechtle on painting stillness

Robert Bechtle talks about his efforts to paint stillness — the hallmark of the photographic snapshots on which his work is based.

December 2004
Robert Bechtle on underpainting

Robert Bechtle discusses his method of underpainting.

December 2004
Ed Ruscha on working with gunpowder

Artist Ed Ruscha discusses his use of gunpowder. 

July 2004
Ed Ruscha on artists' books

Artist Ed Ruscha recalls the events which led him to start creating books.

July 2004
Ed Ruscha talks about painting from photographs

Ed Ruscha explains the genesis of his photo paintings.

July 2004
Ed Ruscha on his silhouette paintings

Ruscha explains the development of the "strokeless" style used in his silhouette paintings. 

July 2004
Ed Ruscha on the early experiences that shaped his career

Ed Ruscha explains how his early life shaped the development of his artistic interests.

July 2004
Ed Ruscha on the borders of art

Ed Ruscha discusses the relationship between his work and commercial art.

July 2004
Pipilotti Rist on Stir Heart, Rinse Heart

Artist Pipilotti Rist discusses Stir Heart, Rinse Heart, a multichannel video installation commissioned for an exhibition at SFMOMA in 2004. 

June 2004
Tour of Pipilotti Rist's Stir Heart, Rinse Heart

Artist Pipilotti Rist discusses the materials and types of projection used in her video installation Stir Heart, Rinse Heart (2004).

June 2004