Sunday, 20 January 2008

2w03 illusion-Cai Guo Qiang

3 channel video installation: DVD projectors, 3 DVD players, 6 x 24-foot screen, car, spent fireworks
Installation view: MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
Collection of the Artist
Photo by Kevin Kennefick
Courtesy Cai Guo-Qiang

“The video piece…it happens—yet it looks back, right back into itself and it plays out again. The perspective of the camera is that of a pedestrian watching Times Square in all its glittery glory at night, pulsating with life—and seeing a car exploding through the streets as if it’s an illusion, as if it’s happened or maybe not happened.”
— Cai Guo-Qiang

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