Critical Writing Index

Excess Interaction: Artist takes a revealing look at the art of revealing

by Jason Anderson

EYE WEEKLY, Oct. 9, 2008, v. 17, no. 52, p. 15

Jason Anderson discusses New York-based Laurel Nakadate's video artwork that revolves around themes of sex, subjectivity and social alienation. Indulgent performative tributes to popular cultural forms like YouTube's user-generated exhibitionism, Nakadate explores the boundaries between artist and consumer, private and public; her fictive, excessive, and fantastical subject matter challenges pre-existing notions of video art. She explains her impulse to creating this genre of video art stems from the need to alleviate feelings of loneliness that haunts the internet spectator through computer use and virtual interaction.

ITEM 2008.069 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

We Are All Made of StarsLaurel Nakadate

Stay The Same Never ChangeLaurel Nakadate

Day Is DoneMike Kelley

OopsLaurel Nakadate