If you are a typical spectator, what you are really doing is waiting for the accident to happen (Francis Alÿs, 1996)
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If you are a typical spectator, what you are really doing is waiting for the accident to happen (Francis Alÿs, 1996)
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Taal
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No dialogue
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Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Durée
10'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

A videotaped journey of a plastic bottle as it is blown by the wind around Mexico City’s main square, the Zócalo.

“As Alÿs’s introductory title explains, the video is a “metaphor of Mexico’s ambiguous affair with modernity, forever arousing, and yet always delaying the moment it will happen”. The artist himself appears in characteristically low-key mode, as the sound man with a boom, drifting in and out of shot.”

Edward Platt

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Language
Taal
Langue
No dialogue
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Durée
10'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
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Francis Alÿs
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Francis Alÿs