2’59”

2014
HD Video
Duration 2′ 29”

A small dramatic gesture cancels any possible remains of hope in 2’59” (2014). A dental drill scrapes the grooves of a vinyl record playing John Lennon’s Imagine – whose playing time is actually two minutes and 59 seconds – as the needle ultimately and stridently squeaks, while snowflakes start to fall. Dreams are no longer possible, as our society has completely denied them.

Un piccolo gesto drammatico annulla ogni possibile residuo di speranza in 2’59 “(2014). Un trapano dentale raschia i solchi di un disco in vinile che riproduce Imagine di John Lennon – il cui tempo di riproduzione è in realtà di due minuti e 59 secondi – mentre l’ago alla fine e stridula stride, mentre i fiocchi di neve iniziano a cadere. I sogni non sono più possibili, poiché la nostra società li ha completamente negati.

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Exhibition History

Sehnsucht und Fall (Longing and Fall) works from the Wemhöner Collection, Kunstsaele, Berlin, curated by Philipp Bollmann, 25.01 – 29.02.2020

After US screening program curated by Julian Rosefeldt, MAXXI digital platform, Rome, 20.04.20

Screening at Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, 23.08.2019

Hipervisuality. Making the invisible visible – moving images from the Wemhöner Collection – with Isaac Julien, Julian Rosefeldt, Yang Fudong, Palazzo Dugnani, Milano, curated by Philipp Bollmann, 4.04.2019 – 14.4.2019

MIX IT. Pop Music and Video Art, Marta, Herford, curated by Ann Kristin Kreisel,
16.07.2017 – 15.10.2017

Tutttovero. La nostra città la nostra arte. Torino, Fondazione Merz, Turin, curated by Francesco Bonami, 24.04.2015 – 11.10.2015

Art Basel, Hong Kong, 15 – 17.03.2015

Viaggio nell’arte contemporanea italiana, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, curated by Demetrio Paparoni, 19.07.2007 – 6.10.2007