Claire Zeisler: Fiber Artist

Patricia Erens

1979 | 00:35:55 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | 3/4" U-matic video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Chicago Art, Independently Produced Interviews, Interview, Sculpture

Fiber artist Claire Zeisler discusses her techniques, ideas on art, and training; the conversation is inter-cut with images from her 1979 retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago. “I... realized I cannot change my techniques too often. I would rather use techniques that I know and keep on perfecting them because I feel that in keeping on and perfecting them, I’m going to find something else to say,” Zeisler says in this interview with Rhona Hoffman. “I thought at the time that an artist had to change techniques, change ideas, keep current with what’s going on, and that’s very superficial.” 

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