This series of eleven videos by an international group of contemporary artists responds to the ways in which the past year’s events have dramatically changed our experience of space. The global pandemic has greatly diminished our radius of movement—collapsing home, office, and school into a single location—and recalibrated our sense of personal boundaries. Reduced human mobility, which some scientists have called an “anthropause,” has generated unexpected consequences for our natural environment, even affecting animal behavior and air pollution levels. Other changes have bordered on the absurd: last fall, some airlines began offering “flights to nowhere” that took off, flew, and landed where they started, catering to frequent fliers frustrated by travel restrictions.
“Lost in Place” features videos that delve into the complicated, unusual, or uneasy relationships between people and the places they inhabit. The first four works explore diverse images of home and scenes of domestic drama; the next four highlight...voyages that take us to unexpected places, real or imagined; and the final three examine nature, as it collides with human culture in both subtle and dramatic ways.The videos in this series include classic works and audience favorites from the Hirshhorn’s collection, many of which have never before been shown online. They are being presented with the artists’ permission as the Hirshhorn remains closed and we find new ways to share art. Join us from May 14 to August 20 as we highlight a new video each week.
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