This book documents a year-long exhibition entitled Knots + Surfaces, at Dia Center for the Arts from January 2001 through January 2002, in which Diana Thater presented a large-scale, multiprojection video installation specifically designed to interact with the open architectural space of Dia's third-floor gallery. A charged environment, combining layered projections with a wall of clustered monitors, becomes a metaphorical charting of multidimensional space. Referring to a recent mathematical hypothesis that correlates a complex, six-dimensional spatial model to a map of a honey bee's dance, Thater expands her abiding concern with the intersection of nature and culture. Along with an introduction to both her work and the exhibition by Lynne Cooke, the book includes an essay on Thater's work by Akira Lippit.
Dia Art Foundation
10 x 8.75 in.
Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly. Essays by Lynne Cooke and Akira Mizuta Lippit
Diana Thater was born in San Francisco in 1962. She lives and works in Los Angles.