Hammer/LAX Art biennial: Meet five artists
Meet five artists whose work is in the Hammer/LAX Art biennial.
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Vishal 'Vish' Jugdeo( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times / May 24, 2012 )
Bio: 33, born in Regina, Saskatchewan; lives in Silver Lake
Work in show: A 24-minute video shot in Mumbai, part of a larger installation.
Jugdeo: "My work is based on intuition.... Even though I work with the mechanics of television and film, I don't work like a film director who has everything scripted, more like a sculptor where one step defines the next. This allows for the work to be making its own meaning in the process, with connections sort of firing on the fly."
Curator Lauri Firstenberg: "Vish's earlier work was more kitschy or campy. This piece has a new sensibility, more mystery and gravity. But it's still related to the way he works with actors ¿ giving them a script, having them deliver lines on the spot and creating this absurd and not at all linear narrative.... It's off, otherworldly, like TV made strange."