Diana Thater

Portrait

Born in 1962 in San Francisco (United States), lives and works in Los Angeles (United States)

Diana Thater's video installations grapple poetically with threats to the natural world, from the extinction of animal species to man-made ecological disasters. Although her works often take the space where man and animal meet as their subject (a nature reserve in Cameroon, a wolf trained to work in Hollywood films, an amusement park), they adopt cyclical time signatures and extended durations rather than (human) linear narratives. She also identifies with animal subjectivity through a use of atypical camera angles, dramatic shifts in scale, and coloured lights that alter the spectrum of her exhibitions to present abstractions of time.

 

 ©Sigrid Rothe 

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