JANET BIGGS @ Art Basel Miami Beach Film Program : LARGER THAN LIFE
Read a great paper by Susan Silas !
Janet Biggs is a modern-day adventurer, an explorer in the best sense. Not a white male imperialist, but a woman keen to see the edges and create aesthetic experiences from within those spaces. In the past few years Biggs has visited a number of extreme landscapes to make work: crystal caverns below the German Merkers salt mine, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, the Arctic. Often her videos are structured as binaries in which two specific subcultures or specialized environments are paired with one another to create meaning.
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