1 youm /1 day: a system of notation (still #8)
single channel video
24 mins
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

A social sculpture of 24 hours of life condensed into 24 minutes, mapping the unplanned movements of people making their momentary mark in the vast desert expanse, leaving only their traces in the sand--a system of (unchoreographed) notation scattered by the wind.

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"Often her viewpoint is so close to the subject that the large-scale color photos slip gently over the border into abstraction, an especially pronounced effect in those works that Episalla physically 'dissects.'"

(From the review,
Joy Episalla at Debs & Co., by Bill Arning, Art in America, March 2000)


contact:    joy.garnett @ gmail dot com

Joy Episalla is a New York-based artist who works in the interstices between photography, video and sculpture. She works with the mutability of photographed and filmed images, intervals of time and spatial volume. Episalla's work has been exhibited in the US and internationally including the Wexner Center for the Arts; The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Debs & Co., NYC; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium, and Studio 1.1, London. In 2003 she received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Episalla participated in Fenenin El-Rahhal (Nomadic Artists) 2006 International Artists Summit in the Western Desert of Egypt. A long-time AIDS activist, Episalla is on the board of Treatment Action Group (TAG), and the Gesso Foundation. She is also a founding member of fierce pussy, the lesbian public art collective. She is represented by Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, where her most recent solo exhibition 168sand was held in September 2008.