Solitary Acts

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Janet Biggs is a photographer, videographer, and performance artist whose work depicts individuals in extreme situations, often in landscapes such as the Arctic, the Horn of Africa, the Taklamakan Desert in China, and sites in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and around the United States. Biggs is engaged with the issues of the day, including climate change and environmental degradation addressed in Warning Shot.

Biggs works with scientists such as aerospace engineers, astrophysicists, Polar researchers, explorers, and neuroscientists. She even visited Mars when she donned a spacesuit for a residency of several weeks with the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. This facility simulates the Mars Mission for scientists and researchers. The two videos that were in this exhibition exemplify the intensity she seeks in both her art and life.

 

lady in front of snowy mountains

Janet Biggs
Warning Shot
2016
Single-channel HD video with sound. 
Courtesy of the artist, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
and CONNERSMITH, Washington, D.C. 

woman wearing a beanie in front of a sunset

Janet Biggs
Warning Shot
2016
Single-channel HD video with sound. 
Courtesy of the artist, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
and CONNERSMITH, Washington, D.C. 

athletic young lady wit ha bun, stretching her legs

Janet Biggs
Airs Above the Ground
2007
Single-channel HD video with sound
Running time: 5:21 minutes
Courtesy of the artist, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland; and CONNERSMITH, Washington, D.C. 
 

young lady with head on her hand

Janet Biggs
Airs Above the Ground
2007
Single-channel HD video with sound
Running time: 5:21 minutes
Courtesy of the artist, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland; and CONNERSMITH, Washington, D.C. 
 

Installation Images

Solitary Acts. Photo by Jacek Gancarz
Solitary Acts. Photo by Jacek Gancarz

Recent News

Jul 24, 2020 - Press Release
The Boca Raton Museum of Art Presents New Video Art Installation: “Solitary Acts” by Janet Biggs…