Tim Tate’s Timeless Video Reliquaries @ Miami’s Art Basel 2008

20 Dec

Shown by the Maurine Littleton Gallery at the Bridge Art Fair, Tim Tate‘s timeless glass sculptures are romantic, beautiful, and sometimes controversial. He founded the Washington Glass School in D.C. and his work has evolved from strictly glass sculptures to becoming self-contained video installation pieces– an incorporation of sculpture, glass blowing, and videos shown through mini-video hd-screens.  I loved these pieces because the emotion captured in each of these reliquaries. Tate captures video of ephemeral moments or objects in life and makes them timeless by expressing a feeling about them. My favorites were “Dreams of Flying,” “Washed Out”– a virtual carnival of the Montgomery County Fair, “My love life thus far.”  

All of the videos portray things or events dear to people, but which are temporary– very much like life itself. Although Tate makes these moments timeless by freezing them in his sculptures, he is confronted by the temporary nature of our lives more so than most people, because he was diagnosed HIV positive in the 1980s. Tate is able to turn a terrible diagnosis into beauty by allowing us to enjoy his sculptures.

Here is video on Tim Tate’s work by Todd Wiggins

 

“Dreams of Flying” a little girl prances around endlessly.

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In “Washed Out” Tate shows video of a county fair and people yelling as they enjoy a roller coaster ride. 

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“My Love Life Thus Far,” shows a building being imploded and rebuild over and over, which I think is great because it is a hopeful of love even after heart-brake. 

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In “Call to Redemption” Tate make us look at ourselves.

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… And More Video of Tate’s work

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