"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Filmed in 2012 at Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory, artist Ann Hamilton discusses her installation the event of a thread, which occupied the Armory’s cavernous drill hall. Hamilton, whose artwork often deals with the connection between text and textiles, was present at the Armory every day during the installation’s one-month run. During that time she was able to witness the various ways visitors chose to engage with the different though interconnected elements of the artwork.
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Ian Forster. Camera: Stephanie Andreou, Ian Forster & Nick Ravich. Sound: Stephanie Andreou. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Ann Hamilton. Special Thanks: Park Avenue Armory.