Thursday, March 13, 2008

Francis Alÿs

Still from "Rehearsal 1," 1999-2004

Belgian-born, Mexico City–based artist Francis Alÿs left a mark on my mind at his recent Hammer exhibit, "Politics of Rehearsal." For someone with little patience and a warning alarm for video art, I was impressed that watching the act of "preparing for something" enthralled me. The work's building anticipation imprinted its way into my brain as a curious question mark and yet the artist's explanations resolved them with a poetic touch.

Still from "When Faith Moves Mountains" 2002

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I would still be watching this video if my sister didn't make me move on with my life.