Mary Miss: An Interview


1978 | 00:52:17 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Interviews, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Blumenthal/Horsfield Interviews, Installation, Interview, Sculpture, Visual Art

Mary Miss (b.1944) is an American environmental artist who works with concepts of illusion, distance, and perception. Her site-specific work frequently uses both ancient and modern architecture as references. Miss's 1977 installation Perimeters/Pavilions/Decoys at the Nassau County Museum of Art, served as one of Rosalind Krauss's inspirations when she defined postmodern sculpture in her article, "Sculpture in the Expanded Field." 

“A lot of things I do are illusionistic or have been almost like painting, like flattening something out while trying at the same time to give the experience of space. I’m interested in that very thin line that happens between these two different things,” Miss says in this interview with Kate Horsfield.

A historical interview originally recorded in 1978, edited in 2012 with support from the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.

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