Originally trained as a musician and composer, Gideon is best known for his animated live video operas and related multidisciplinary artworks. Gideon’s exhibition at Locust Projects marks the first time that he has presented a new video opera within a specially conceived installation.
A multi-media work combining music, video, performance, animation, clay reliefs, and paintings on glass, The Comet and the Glacier is a meditation on memory as a creative act. Alongside the work’s presentation within the installation at Locust Projects, the artist will also perform The Comet and the Glacier at the space during the exhibition’s opening night on November 19, with additional performances scheduled during Art Basel in Miami Beach week in December. The show is accompanied by a publication specially designed by the artist, featuring hand-written lyrics layered over stills from the films and three contextualizing essays.
Gideon has performed his previous video operas at national institutions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, and internationally at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; and Time Zones Festival, Italy.