I’m Daniel Beyer, the Senior Media Producer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. We are premiering our documentary, Type A, on ArtBabble today. Scroll to the bottom of this post if you just want to watch the video.
It’s easy to notice that Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin are funny. Watch the first 45 seconds of this interview for proof. But if you pay attention, you’ll discover they are also serious and profound thinkers.
Adam and Andrew are artists who focus on collaboration, competition and masculinity. The first piece they did together, Dance, was a video of Andrew physically dominating and humiliating Adam during a wrestling match. Dance made me afraid to be a part of their team building project. I didn’t want to end up humiliated.
Adam and Andrew – or Type A – were commissioned by the IMA to create something for 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. They decided to work within the basic methods of Experiential Education and create a team of IMA staff (at least one member from each department of the museum) to team build. The sessions included games, discussion, and a high ropes course.