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Title

Railings

2004

Artist

Francis Alÿs

Belgium, Mexico

1959 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2004
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, colour, sound
    Edition
    2/4 [edition of 4 + 2AP & 1 exhibition copy]
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:06:30 min; aspect ratio: 16:9
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. certificate of authenticity, black ink "FAlÿs". Not dated.

    Credit
    John Kaldor Family Collection
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2010.138
    Copyright
    © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

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    Artist information
    Francis Alÿs

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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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