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.


Francis Alys Paradox of Praxis, 1997

watch the full video here

‘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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