(Belgium, Mexico 1959 – )
- Not on display
- 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 art
- digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, colour, sound
- duration: 00:06:30 min, aspect ratio: 16:9
- Signature & date
Signed l.l. certificate of authenticity, black ink "FAlÿs". Not dated.
- John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Accession number
- © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich