On our blog today, our former intern Crystal Sanchez is highlighting the video art of Robert and Ingrid Wiegand. The video above is Face-off (not to be confused with the John Travolta/Nicolas Cage vehicle Face/Off) in which Robert and Ingrid discuss aspect ratio, the camera as viewer, and the philosophy of René Descartes, all from separate television sets.
Face-off, 1979 / Robert Wiegand and Ingrid Wiegand. U-matic : 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. Robert Wiegand papers and video art, 1953-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.