tagged: loop barcelona

Out of the Black Box, into the White Cube

by Edo Dijksterhuis
Three rooms into the modern art section of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya the film is projected on the wall. It’s a typical William Kentridge piece: animated black and white drawings, frolicking bathers are observed by Ghadhafi-like generals, a cow is slaughtered in a cabana, lots of political innuendo. Even though the film is combined with a couple of drawings by the South African artist, it’s pretty much a stand-alone presentation. It lacks the kind of contextualization... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 6/30/15

Loop Barcelona 2015: Poetry, Politics, and Personal Stories

by Edo Dijksterhuis
The camera floats through a slap-dash architectural model, following a trickle of water originating from a fountain stuck through a passport picture, gargoyle-style, flowing past miniature cities consisting of slabs of transparent plastic, slipping into a next scene. Garishly colored deserts are bombarded with Jell-O and chocolate sprinkles. Fruit is hooked up to seriously scientific machines with electric cables. And TV-commercials from the eighties spin out of control. In the meantime the... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 6/4/15