David Claerbout at Milwaukee Art Museum

This winter, the Milwaukee Art Museum will mount the U.S. museum premiere of David Claerbout's multimedia installation The Close (2022). The work which brings together a reconstruction of amateur film, circa 1920, and a digital 3D rendering of that footage. Intended as a short, emotional history of the camera, The Close reflects on what Claerbout refers to as 'dark optics,' a profound if chaotic recalibration of the beliefs we share regarding image, information, and language.

November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023