Claude Wampler is a New York–based artist who investigates the boundaries of spectatorship in the visual and performing arts. Working at the intersection of art installation and performance, Wampler engages and experiments with liveness and the art object, concealment and revelation, the performance of the spectator and the productivity of failure. Using video, painting, photography, lighting, sound, sculpture, costume and texts to explore the possibilities and the value of grafting performance technique onto visual expression and vice versa, Wampler creates an experience of immediacy/excess in which the viewer leaves with a sense of mystery or magic.
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