"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Filmed in early 2011, two of David Altmejd's assistants describe the experience of working for the sculptor in his Queens, New York studio. Shown preparing new works for Altmejd's 2011 show at Andrea Rosen Gallery, the assistants provide unique insight into Altmejd's creative process. Time-lapse photography captures the team at work on the large-scale sculptures "The Vessel" (2011) and "The Swarm" (2011).
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Jarred Altmerman, Nicholas Lindner & Zach Spira-Bauer. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: David Altmejd. Theme Music: Peter Foley.