Standard Hotels Debut In-Room Video Art

What do a Florida state park, a young dandy tap dancing in the rain, and two lovestruck bunnies have in common? All can now be seen on televisions at The Standards in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles as part of the 2011 StandART in-room video art series, which launched this week. Curated by the sharp-eyed folks at nonprofit Creative Time, the public art project includes Terence Koh‘s “Rabbit Holy Days,” a new work conceived and commissioned for the program. The six-minute video, originally shot in 16mm under Koh’s direction by filmmaker Jake Yuzna, follows the love story of two bunnies navigating the corridors, rooms, and public spaces of The Standard, New York. Also on view are videos by Slater Bradley (“The Abandonments”), Kalup Linzy (“Labisha’s Bonus Track and Sit Down Child”), Allison Schulnik (“Forest”), Andrew Cross (“Prelude from The Solo”), Naomi Fisher (“Myakka”), and Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza (“Sans Titre Paysaye”). Here’s tiny pieces of all seven films, in a video collage featuring the percussive wizardry of drummer Carl Palmer, who stars in Cross’ work.