"Le Baiser/The Kiss" (2000)

"Le Baiser/The Kiss," 2000
Multi-channel video installation and projection, CD audio recording, and mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photo by Dennis Cowley.
Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch, New York.

"I had done enough research about Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House to know a lot of its history- and about his supposed affair with Dr. Farnsworth, his patroness. I didn’t set out to make a film that would deconstruct or investigate these things, but they were all there. For me, on one level, it was about visiting a shrine of modernity- like going to another kind of shrine and having a problem with institutionalized religion, but still gawking at the cathedral above me."

- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle