(Belgium, Mexico 1959 – )
- Contemporary galleries
- Further information
This video work shows the artist walking the streets of London, trailing a wooden drumstick along a series of metal railings, making a percussive, sometimes bell-like noise. The camera follows behind, focusing on the stick as it hits the railings. Occasionally it cuts to wide-angle shots, capturing the awkward and strangely humorous presence of other people. The work is a playful example of one of Alÿs’s ‘interventions’ in a city.
- Time-based media, Video
- 3 single-channel videos, colour, stereo sound, 06:30 min
- Signature & date
Signed Certificate of authenticity, black ink "FAlÿs".
- John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Accession number
- © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich