Modern art tends to dispense with narrative. However, in this case, the artist has agreed to make an exception. He says he is trying to imitate the shape of the large building in the distance, with as much authenticity as possible. (Note: authenticity does not imply faithful, “literal” representation, but rather involves the artist’s utmost attempt to render the building’s it-ness in a gendered, though non-sexual fashion.) He should therefore not be prematurely and mistakenly judged for giving us, the audience, only his backside and for failing to build up a more direct connection with us. He is emphatically not Eric Clapton, another artist known for backsiding his live audience.
Please note that the artist has insisted on anonymity as a condition for the success of his self-installation.
Video: Nunca Silva
Text: Jon Limino