Tim Hawkinson describes his work "Emoter" (2000) in this clip from ART21's 2003 "Time" episode (http://a21.tv/HawkinsonTime). "I use my image or my body in a lot of the work as a jumping-off point, but usually the end result is so abstracted that I don’t really feel so identified with it any longer," says the artist. "It's not about my identity, but it's about our identity and our experiences within our bodies and our body's relationship to the external world."
Susan Rothenberg describes the importance of keeping busy—even in the absence of concrete ideas—in this clip from ART21's "Memory" episode. (http://a21.tv/SusanRothenbergMemory) Says the artist: "If you're not in your studio physically most every day, you’ve denied the possibility of anything happening."
Artist Nick Cave contemplates the space from which he creates his work in this preview from the "Chicago" episode of ART21's new broadcast season—premiering TONIGHT at 9pm on PBS. "This place of dreaming within my work really is the place that I find that I exist in most of the time," says the artist, "What do I need to put in place to allow you to dream?"
A look back at Kiki Smith's printmaking work at HARLAN & WEAVER from 2002, as featured in an ART21 "Exclusive" series episode (http://a21.tv/KikiSmithPrintmaking). "I really love printmaking," says the artist in this clip from the episode. "It's like a mystery and you’re trying to figure out how to rein it in."