Tuesday, June 29, 2010
know that the answer isn't for our eyes.
These are stills from a video installation that was the last work that we saw at the Biennale today. There were nine screens set up in a circle which we stood in the middle of and turned, turned turned. The images were fitted together from photographs, like a stop-motion collage of women and men and children of every age and race doing their thang. 'Their thang' consisted of playing tennis, lying langorously on pool chairs, looking impeccable in tennis whites, running aerobics-styles, playing with swords, re-enacting scenes from Greek mythology, doing some kind of witchy dance- you know, your everyday weekend activities.
The artists are a Russian collective called AES+F and this piece is titled 'The Feast of Trimalcha.' It was like being surrounded by a live action D&G campaign which is, as I'm sure you can appreciate, very fantastic! A highly recommended experience.
Submitted by Fashademic at 3:09 PM