The slow, repetitive movements and richly saturated colors of Minter's lush 8-minute video Green Pink Caviar can appear abstract upon an initial, brief encounter. Shot with macro lenses, the video is composed of extreme close ups of mouths, teeth, and tongues licking candy and cake decorations off a clear pane of glass. The video walks a voyeuristic line between eroticism and the grotesque. Projected directly onto the front pane of the West 10th Window, the video collapses the boundary between the work and the viewer, as if these lurid mouths, teeth, and tongues are actually licking, sucking, and spitting directly onto the window itself.
The West 10th Street Window is curated by Natalie Diaz and Jennie Lamensdorf and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.