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Exclusive | Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling


Production still from Art21's Exclusive video "Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling."

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About Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling: Filmed in 2006 at her upstate New York home and during the installation of “Buckets of Rain” (2006) in New York City, Judy Pfaff discusses the emotional and creative journey she goes on while conceptualizing, making, and ultimately looking back at her installations. Pfaff, who begins creating with a sense of what she wants her work to feel like but with very few concrete ideas, relies upon unplanned elements to enter the art so that she herself is surprised with the results.

Judy Pfaff is featured in the Season 4 (2007) episode “Romance” of the Art in the Twenty-First Century series on PBS. Watch full episodes online for free via Art21.orgPBS Video or Hulu, as a paid download via iTunes, or as part of a Netflix streaming subscription.

CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Joel Shapiro. Sound: Judy Karp & Merce Williams. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Judy Pfaff. Special Thanks: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe. Theme Music: Peter Foley.