David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth are pleased to present a two-part exhibition by Diana Thater. Most recently, Thater's work was the subject of a large survey exhibition at two concurrent venues: Diana Thater: Keep the Faith. A Survey Exhibition at Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany and Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany.
In her fourth solo exhibition at the downtown gallery, Thater will present a new and yet untitled installation constructed with footage shot in the Panamanian rainforest. As part of a Fulbright research group, Thater spent a month in Panama studying the natural and urban environments. She received permission from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to use one of two 300-foot cranes that is permanently installed in the rainforest for use by scientists. From the basket on the arm of the crane, Thater filmed the canopy and its inhabitants. Other works in the exhibition include Snake River (1994), Foam, Shimmer, and Surface Effect (all 1997), and A Series of Events (2003). Also on view will be a new 16mm film entitled Jump, a collaboration with T. Kelly Mason that depicts a group of twenty synchronized jump ropers set to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues." The 16mm film will be screened at the opening reception.