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I’m currently watching Francis Alys push a slowly diminishing block of ice around Mexico City. The repetitive labouring with and against the object reminds me of my own video and performance works.

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Francis Alys Paradox of Praxis, 1997

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‘what passes…are not events with a definite beginning and a definite end, but a type of situation that will forever repeat themselves as narrative is evacuated in favour of an interrogation of a particular state of being.’

                                                                                 Emma Cocker, Failure, Documents of Contemporary Art

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