one pic wednesday. Joe Sola

Studio Visit, 2005
still from single-channel color video, 8 minutes.
Courtesy Blackston, New York and NYE + Brown, Los Angeles

Studio Visit (2005) is a eight minute video in which JOE SOLA is inviting collectors, curators, and critics to his Los Angeles studio to talk about his art. He would chat amiably for a few minutes, and then take a flying leap out the closed window in an explosion of shattered glass. His guests would dash to the window, only to find SOLA chortling on top of a pile of strategically arranged cardboard boxes eight feet below. Over a period of two years, he repeated this act 22 times.

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