Artist: O’Rourke Jim
video | Three-screen video installation, color, sound | 20 | 2005

Jim O'Rourke has recently begun to focus on filmmaking after an intense, and intensely varied, career in music. Trained as a composer and musician, he has recorded more than ten solo albums and participated— as a musician and/or producer— on dozens of additional projects, collaborating with, among others, Tony Conrad, John Fahey, Beth Orton, and the bands Wilco and Sonic Youth. O'Rourke's inventive guitar improvisation extends from quiet, bare-bones acoustics to deafening atonal drones, and his work testifies to an eclectic array of influences, from classical sources to electronic music.


Whitney Biennial 2006 | 2006.03.02 - 2006.05.28 | Whitney Museum of American Art (old museum)(New York City, NY, United States)