Video Art and Digital Humanification

“In the beginning, a dark ocean washed on the shores of nothingness and licked the edges of Night.”  (Grosse Fatigue, 2013, Silver Lion Award Winner at the 55th Venice Biennale) Some time ago in Paris, I went to see two video art exhibitions that broached existential questions that have been plaguing mankind for centuries. Camille Henrot,…

Fast Food

This Friday I present to you Andy Warhol eating a hamburger. A flame-grilled Whopper from Burger King, to be precise. With a full bottle of Heinz ketchup at hand, Warhol stares somewhat vacantly into the camera before a stoic grey backdrop and proceeds to unravel the contents of the paper sack before him and munch away.…

Tagliafierro's Moving Pictures

  You stand fixed in a climate-controlled museum corridor, left hip cocked and head slightly tilting to hold eye contact with a figure frozen in an oil portrait. It’s a quiet, somehow reassuring ritual which stirs up all sorts of sentiments; wonderment at pain-stakingly executed artistic techniques, nostalgia for times forever intangible to one’s self, assumed comprehension of…