New Video on view during Art Basel/Miami

The Screening Room is proud to present an exhibition by the collaborative duo Aziz + Cucher, curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, on view during Art Basel 2013. The project is based on their digital animation-installation Time of the Empress, which was part of a larger show, “Some People”, commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) in 2012.


The installation for The Screening Room consists of seven large flat-screen panels hung from the ceiling, which display animated drawings of modernist buildings in an infinite loop of construction and disintegration. Through a labor-intensive animation process, these architectural drawings appear buoyant, suspended in an endless cycle of growth and dissolution, like towers of Babel, simultaneously rising and collapsing. Paradoxically they also possess an inherent tranquility, evoking the cycles of our economy, nature, even life itself.