Joan Perlman is a Los Angeles-based painter who sometimes works with video. The videos she makes closely mirror her abstract paintings which are culled from the surfaces and depths of glacial ice and rivers. She spends time every year in Iceland working and observing the glaciers. What Remains was shot during one of those trips. More about her work can be found here.
The Niche is a new media project of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Virginia. It consists of a Mac Pro and a sixty-inch HD capable flat screen monitor mounted on a wall in a highly trafficked area of the library. There are a couple comfortable chairs to encourage viewers to sit and take their time as well as several pairs of wireless headphones. The project is ongoing so please check back regularly.