Unexpected Narratives showcases three videos from the early 2000s, featuring works by American Chris Doyle and the artist collaborative of Muntean/Rosenblum (Austrian Markus Muntean and Israeli Adi Rosenblum). Doyle’s Hotel Bernini I and Hotel Bernini II from 2004 are part of a larger series of stop-animation films that bring vacant hotel bedrooms to life. The 2005 video, Disco, by Muntean/Rosenblum is a modern-day tableau vivant that opens in a deserted discotheque that transforms into a reinterpretation of the Romantic masterpiece painting, The Raft of the Medusa, 1818-1819, by French artist Théodore Géricault. Together, the three works use video to create compelling narratives in unexpected places.
Organized by the Norton Museum of Art.