Friday, 27 July 2007

People looking and moving in the low available light of Colin Powell’s fabrication
















In the light
QuickTime Movie, 2.1Mb 1' 14"

Phantom Truck, The Radio.

Inigo Manglano-Ovalle’s installation is a full-scale replica of what is alleged to be a mobile biological weapons lab. The work is collated from descriptions presented to the United Nations in 2003 by US Secretary of State Colin Powell and images of trucks taken after the subsequent invasion of Iraq. This object of speculation was used to justify the US preemptive strike. It proved not to be capable of weapons’ production. The evidence “discovered” after the fact, turned out to be pure fabrication. - documenta catalogue

We enter sculptural space, watching and looking shades into movement and spatial negotiation, moving through rooms marked by darkness, red filtered daylight and the relative blue of ‘natural’ light in the distance, animated in real time by the low light setting on the video camera.

5 comments:

dubdog said...

Post-fabricated art (postfab). Is this the opposite of a ready made?

ps said...

The contemporary art experience seems to be about stumbling about in darkenned rooms

SAM RENSEIW said...

ah! a fine "dokumentary voodle"....
and it could almost function as a 3D one: the red/blue overlaps produce a fine effect when viewed with those cardboard w/red/blue evt. green filters spectacles...

re: "The contemporary art experience seems to be about stumbling about in darkenned rooms" ...well, view the next patalab post on that matter... (# 466)... upcomming invisible reality show re-play at the Metropolis bienale event ... >
http://cph-metropolis.dk/en/programme2007/udflugtnetworkmaedersennek

SAM RENSEIW said...

btw:
ham & cheese by sam just featured on DVblog (2 from Sam Renseiw,29th July 2007) >
http://dvblog.org/

Steven Ball said...

Just back from a refreshingly internet-free B&B in Venice. Sam the royalty payment invoice is in the post :)

some rooms are stumblingly dark, some spaces are open and expansive