- Media category
- Time-based art
- Materials used
- digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, colour, sound
- 2/4 [edition of 4 + 2AP & 1 exhibition copy]
- 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
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Shown in 2 exhibitions
John Kaldor Family Collection Artist Room #2 - Francis Alys and Bill Viola, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, , 22 Mar 2014–04 May 2014
Seven artists from the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2015–04 Sep 2016
Referenced in 2 publications
Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 60.
Wayne Tunnicliffe (Editor), John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2011, 153, 170, 183 (colour illus.).
Other works by Francis Alÿs
See all 14 works