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Ode to Seekers 2012

Andrew Norman Wilson (US)

Ode to Seekers 2012

Andrew Norman Wilson (US)

Ode to Seekers 2012

Andrew Norman Wilson (US)

Ode to Seekers 2012

Andrew Norman Wilson (US)

Ode to Seekers 2012

Andrew Norman Wilson (US)

Ode to Seekers, 2012 celebrates the existence of various “seekers” - mosquitoes, syringes, and oil derricks, which symbols some of the most significant threats to human life - mosquito borne illnesses, drug addiction, and the petroleum industry. The composition of the work is based on John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and translates its formal techniques from printed text to video. With a misused Steadicam, Andrew Norman Wilson creates a mosquito’s point of view and guides us through the three movements of the ode: in the first, the broken camera roves through the abandoned children’s ward corridors of Rockland Psychiatric Center (New York). Second, highly saturated computer-generated 3D models of the mosquito, syringe, and oil derrick appear under magic-hour lighting, slipping in and out of an ecstatic trance of liquid extraction—or injection—from a surface that looks at once like desert salt flats and skin under a microscope. Third, each model and its pumping functions are co-opted by an assembly line apparatus, at once medical and industrial, that sucks the color out of everything that comes down a pipe.

Directed and Edited by Andrew Norman Wilson
Modeling and 3D animation by Vlad Maftei
Motion Graphics by Andrew Norman Wilson
Camera by Ben Clotten and Andrew Norman Wilson
Sound Editing by Andrew Norman Wilson and Evian Christ
Voice by Michael Hudson
Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" covered by After Eight, the official a cappella subset of the Cornell University Chorus
"I Love It" by Icona Pop Feat. Charli XCX (Wilson remix)
"Because" by Marcellis (Wilson edit)
Pyrotechnics by Alexander Kellogg
Produced by The Gwangju Biennial Foundation and Akademie Schloss Solitude


BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Norman Wilson (b. 1983 in Milpitas, California) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2019), the Fotomuseum Winterthur (2019), Center for Contemporary Art Futura (2018), and the Broad Art Museum in Michigan (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Picture Industry at Luma Arles (2018), Techne and the Decency of Means at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2017), Dreamlands at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2017), the Gwangju Biennial (2016), the Berlin Biennial (2016), Bread and Roses at the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (2016), and On Sweat, Paper and Porcelain at CCS Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2015). He has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, Yale University, and UCLA, where he is now visiting faculty. His work has been featured in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview, BOMB, Camera Austria, Frieze, The New Yorker, and Wired. He has published writing in Artforum, e-flux, DIS, and a Darren Bader monograph from Koenig Books. He is a recipient of a Dedalus Foundation Fellowship and an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship.  

Ode to Seekers 2012 celebrates the existence of various “seekers” - mosquitoes, syringes, and oil derricks, which symbols some of the most significant threats to human life - mosquito borne illnesses, drug addiction, and the petroleum industry. The composition of the work is based on John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and translates its formal techniques from printed text to video. With a misused Steadicam, Andrew Norman Wilson creates a mosquito’s point of view and guides us through the three movements of the ode: in the first, the broken camera roves through the abandoned children’s ward corridors of Rockland Psychiatric Center (New York). Second, highly saturated computer-generated 3D models of the mosquito, syringe, and oil derrick appear under magic-hour lighting, slipping in and out of an ecstatic trance of liquid extraction—or injection—from a surface that looks at once like desert salt flats and skin under a microscope. Third, each model and its pumping functions are co-opted by an assembly line apparatus, at once medical and industrial, that sucks the color out of everything that comes down a pipe.

Directed and Edited by Andrew Norman Wilson
Modeling and 3D animation by Vlad Maftei
Motion Graphics by Andrew Norman Wilson
Camera by Ben Clotten and Andrew Norman Wilson
Sound Editing by Andrew Norman Wilson and Evian Christ
Voice by Michael Hudson
Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" covered by After Eight, the official a cappella subset of the Cornell University Chorus
"I Love It" by Icona Pop Feat. Charli XCX (Wilson remix)
"Because" by Marcellis (Wilson edit)
Pyrotechnics by Alexander Kellogg
Produced by The Gwangju Biennial Foundation and Akademie Schloss Solitude


BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Norman Wilson (b. 1983 in Milpitas, California) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2019), the Fotomuseum Winterthur (2019), Center for Contemporary Art Futura (2018), and the Broad Art Museum in Michigan (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Picture Industry at Luma Arles (2018), Techne and the Decency of Means at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2017), Dreamlands at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2017), the Gwangju Biennial (2016), the Berlin Biennial (2016), Bread and Roses at the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (2016), and On Sweat, Paper and Porcelain at CCS Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2015). He has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, Yale University, and UCLA, where he is now visiting faculty. His work has been featured in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview, BOMB, Camera Austria, Frieze, The New Yorker, and Wired. He has published writing in Artforum, e-flux, DIS, and a Darren Bader monograph from Koenig Books. He is a recipient of a Dedalus Foundation Fellowship and an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship.  

Ode to Seekers 2012 celebrates the existence of various “seekers” - mosquitoes, syringes, and oil derricks, which symbols some of the most significant threats to human life - mosquito borne illnesses, drug addiction, and the petroleum industry. The composition of the work is based on John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and translates its formal techniques from printed text to video. With a misused Steadicam, Andrew Norman Wilson creates a mosquito’s point of view and guides us through the three movements of the ode: in the first, the broken camera roves through the abandoned children’s ward corridors of Rockland Psychiatric Center (New York). Second, highly saturated computer-generated 3D models of the mosquito, syringe, and oil derrick appear under magic-hour lighting, slipping in and out of an ecstatic trance of liquid extraction—or injection—from a surface that looks at once like desert salt flats and skin under a microscope. Third, each model and its pumping functions are co-opted by an assembly line apparatus, at once medical and industrial, that sucks the color out of everything that comes down a pipe.

Directed and Edited by Andrew Norman Wilson
Modeling and 3D animation by Vlad Maftei
Motion Graphics by Andrew Norman Wilson
Camera by Ben Clotten and Andrew Norman Wilson
Sound Editing by Andrew Norman Wilson and Evian Christ
Voice by Michael Hudson
Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" covered by After Eight, the official a cappella subset of the Cornell University Chorus
"I Love It" by Icona Pop Feat. Charli XCX (Wilson remix)
"Because" by Marcellis (Wilson edit)
Pyrotechnics by Alexander Kellogg
Produced by The Gwangju Biennial Foundation and Akademie Schloss Solitude


BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Norman Wilson (b. 1983 in Milpitas, California) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2019), the Fotomuseum Winterthur (2019), Center for Contemporary Art Futura (2018), and the Broad Art Museum in Michigan (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Picture Industry at Luma Arles (2018), Techne and the Decency of Means at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2017), Dreamlands at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2017), the Gwangju Biennial (2016), the Berlin Biennial (2016), Bread and Roses at the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (2016), and On Sweat, Paper and Porcelain at CCS Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2015). He has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, Yale University, and UCLA, where he is now visiting faculty. His work has been featured in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview, BOMB, Camera Austria, Frieze, The New Yorker, and Wired. He has published writing in Artforum, e-flux, DIS, and a Darren Bader monograph from Koenig Books. He is a recipient of a Dedalus Foundation Fellowship and an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship.  

Ode to Seekers 2012 celebrates the existence of various “seekers” - mosquitoes, syringes, and oil derricks, which symbols some of the most significant threats to human life - mosquito borne illnesses, drug addiction, and the petroleum industry. The composition of the work is based on John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and translates its formal techniques from printed text to video. With a misused Steadicam, Andrew Norman Wilson creates a mosquito’s point of view and guides us through the three movements of the ode: in the first, the broken camera roves through the abandoned children’s ward corridors of Rockland Psychiatric Center (New York). Second, highly saturated computer-generated 3D models of the mosquito, syringe, and oil derrick appear under magic-hour lighting, slipping in and out of an ecstatic trance of liquid extraction—or injection—from a surface that looks at once like desert salt flats and skin under a microscope. Third, each model and its pumping functions are co-opted by an assembly line apparatus, at once medical and industrial, that sucks the color out of everything that comes down a pipe.

Directed and Edited by Andrew Norman Wilson
Modeling and 3D animation by Vlad Maftei
Motion Graphics by Andrew Norman Wilson
Camera by Ben Clotten and Andrew Norman Wilson
Sound Editing by Andrew Norman Wilson and Evian Christ
Voice by Michael Hudson
Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" covered by After Eight, the official a cappella subset of the Cornell University Chorus
"I Love It" by Icona Pop Feat. Charli XCX (Wilson remix)
"Because" by Marcellis (Wilson edit)
Pyrotechnics by Alexander Kellogg
Produced by The Gwangju Biennial Foundation and Akademie Schloss Solitude


BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Norman Wilson (b. 1983 in Milpitas, California) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2019), the Fotomuseum Winterthur (2019), Center for Contemporary Art Futura (2018), and the Broad Art Museum in Michigan (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Picture Industry at Luma Arles (2018), Techne and the Decency of Means at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2017), Dreamlands at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2017), the Gwangju Biennial (2016), the Berlin Biennial (2016), Bread and Roses at the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (2016), and On Sweat, Paper and Porcelain at CCS Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2015). He has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, Yale University, and UCLA, where he is now visiting faculty. His work has been featured in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview, BOMB, Camera Austria, Frieze, The New Yorker, and Wired. He has published writing in Artforum, e-flux, DIS, and a Darren Bader monograph from Koenig Books. He is a recipient of a Dedalus Foundation Fellowship and an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship.  

Ode to Seekers 2012 celebrates the existence of various “seekers” - mosquitoes, syringes, and oil derricks, which symbols some of the most significant threats to human life - mosquito borne illnesses, drug addiction, and the petroleum industry. The composition of the work is based on John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and translates its formal techniques from printed text to video. With a misused Steadicam, Andrew Norman Wilson creates a mosquito’s point of view and guides us through the three movements of the ode: in the first, the broken camera roves through the abandoned children’s ward corridors of Rockland Psychiatric Center (New York). Second, highly saturated computer-generated 3D models of the mosquito, syringe, and oil derrick appear under magic-hour lighting, slipping in and out of an ecstatic trance of liquid extraction—or injection—from a surface that looks at once like desert salt flats and skin under a microscope. Third, each model and its pumping functions are co-opted by an assembly line apparatus, at once medical and industrial, that sucks the color out of everything that comes down a pipe.

Directed and Edited by Andrew Norman Wilson
Modeling and 3D animation by Vlad Maftei
Motion Graphics by Andrew Norman Wilson
Camera by Ben Clotten and Andrew Norman Wilson
Sound Editing by Andrew Norman Wilson and Evian Christ
Voice by Michael Hudson
Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" covered by After Eight, the official a cappella subset of the Cornell University Chorus
"I Love It" by Icona Pop Feat. Charli XCX (Wilson remix)
"Because" by Marcellis (Wilson edit)
Pyrotechnics by Alexander Kellogg
Produced by The Gwangju Biennial Foundation and Akademie Schloss Solitude


BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Norman Wilson (b. 1983 in Milpitas, California) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2019), the Fotomuseum Winterthur (2019), Center for Contemporary Art Futura (2018), and the Broad Art Museum in Michigan (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Picture Industry at Luma Arles (2018), Techne and the Decency of Means at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2017), Dreamlands at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2017), the Gwangju Biennial (2016), the Berlin Biennial (2016), Bread and Roses at the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (2016), and On Sweat, Paper and Porcelain at CCS Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2015). He has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, Yale University, and UCLA, where he is now visiting faculty. His work has been featured in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview, BOMB, Camera Austria, Frieze, The New Yorker, and Wired. He has published writing in Artforum, e-flux, DIS, and a Darren Bader monograph from Koenig Books. He is a recipient of a Dedalus Foundation Fellowship and an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship.  

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