For 7 Years Later, Glen Fogel visited his ex-boyfriend Nathan Lee in Providence, RI and videotaped a conversation between the two of them. They discuss the events that led to their breakup 7 years ago, while a robotic camera autonomously scans the apartment. The video is edited to look as though it is a seamless single take, a time warp in which Fogel and Lee appear in multiple places in the apartment at the same time.
Commissioned in 2014 as part of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, a program of seven videos that bring together charged moments and memories from their personal perspective amidst the public history of HIV/AIDS.
About the artist
Glen Fogel is an artist living and working in New York. Solo exhibitions include Callicoon Fine Arts, New York (2013), Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (2013), Aspect Ratio, Chicago (2013), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (2012), Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2011), Participant Inc., New York (2011), The Kitchen, New York (2008), and Momenta Art, New York (2006). Group exhibitions include Coming After at The Power Plant, Toronto (2011), A Word Like Tomorrow Wear Things Out at Sikkema Jenkins, New York (2010), Log Cabin at Artists Space, New York (2006), and The Whitney Biennial, New York (2002). Fogel’s film and video work has screened widely at venues including The Toronto International Film Festival, The London International Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Images Festival, Toronto, Chicago Filmmakers, and Anthology Film Archives, New York.