Single-channel 6: Collected

ANN HAMILTON / ghost…a border act

Ann Hamilton ghost…a border act

November 11, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey Gallery / Richard Meier Building

Single-channel is a program dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of important single-channel video by contemporary artists. Each year-long series is dedicated to a specific theme explored in unexpected and surprising ways by artists from around the world. For 2016, we are celebrating the Art Center's growing collection of video works by displaying unseen or long off-view art accessioned by the museum in recent years.

This is the final work in the series, “Collected,” featuring video works the museum has acquired for the collections in recent years. Hamilton uses video to capture the making of a line—an essential act of creation for much of the visual arts. The work celebrates the physicality of the artist’s gesture, as well as the tactile and sensory elements of pencil moving along paper. 

Learn more about the Art Center's single-channel program.

Ann Hamilton (American, born 1956)
ghost.... a border act, 2000
Running time: 30 minutes, video
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond. J. Learsy, 2003.273
Film Still: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

entirely unexpected