Santiago Sierra: "NO", Global Tour24/07/2012
Team presents a new feature-length film by Spanish artist Santiago Sierra, the protagonist of which is Sierra's monumental sculpture of the word “NO”, constructed in a generic bolded sans serif typeface. Crossing most of Western Europe, the Eastern United States and touching down briefly in Japan, the six-foot tall, fourteen-foot wide negation distills the artist’s practice of site specific artworks into a single simple gesture adaptable to a variety of settings. As the sculpture travels, its meaning changes with its setting. In effect, it becomes an actor, a hero, an absurd movie star, interacting with and commenting upon its various surroundings. The film chronicles both the various installations of the sculpture and its transport, down to details as seemingly mundane as the refilling of the truck’s tires or its passage through tunnels in Italy.
The exhibition consists solely of the 123 minute long film which documents the sculpture’s movement and is accompanied by a soundtrack of incidental environmental sound, along with the blurred faces and the stark black and white palette characteristic of Sierra’s work. It will be screened four times per day: at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. A fifth screening will be added on Friday evenings, beginning at 7 PM.
// Team Gallery - 83 Grand Street, cross streets Wooster and Greene, Ground floor.
Source - Team Gallery