This video is an excerpt of Francis Alÿs 'The Nightwatch' one of several pieces created as part of the project 'Seven Walks', London, United Kingdom
27 September 2005 - 20 November 2005
Over a span of several years, Francis Alÿs spent extensive periods of time in London, searching for a way of responding to the metropolis. He walked the streets of the city, observing its particular characteristics, listening to its
In his project Seven Walks, Francis Alÿs offers a poetic intervention into the everyday life of London. Over five years, he walked the city’s streets, mapping its habits and rituals in a range of different media – the ensuing films, videos, paintings and drawings were presented at 21 Portman Square in 2005 for the artist’s first major solo exhibition in the UK. Railings explores the rhythmic possibilities of one of the characteristic features of Regency London. In The Nightwatch surveillance cameras observe a fox exploring the Tudor and Georgian rooms of the National Portrait Gallery at night.
For more information: artangel.org.uk/project/seven-walks/
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