Doug Ischar is a contemporary artist known for his work in documentary photography, installation art, sound art and video art. Following large multi-media installations such as Orderly (1994) and Wake (1996) Ischar turned to more minimal forms. His 1997 work for InSite (San Diego/Tijuana) used a high school basketball court as locale for a multimedia meditation of adolescent homosexual desire. His 2001 work ground uses twenty-four channels of audio to replicate the sound of a gallery floor being swept. His 2005 public installation Water Music explores the relationship between personal and artistic histories of the Pacific Rim cultures in which Ischar lived as a child. Since 2008, he has been producing highly complex single-channel videos around issues of cross-generational male intimacy and psychological/social loss.
Doug Ischar will be speaking and screening three recent video works, come lontano (2010), Alone With You (2011), Tristes Tarzan (2013) currently showing at the Whitney Biennial 2014.
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