60 escalones (perpetuum mobile) by Javier Pérez
Video installation comprising:
Metallic wheel, easel and engine
200 x 189 x 125 cm.
35 mm transferred into DVD
4’ 38’’ (loop-form)
Screened on a wall
Installation variable measurements
Edition: 3 + AP
Collection ARTIUM Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria, Spain
Private collections javierperez.es
As Greece experiences a severe economic and social crisis, and Europe and the United States undergo detrimental shrinking of national arts funding, Dimitris Papaioannou, avant-garde stage director, choreographer, visual artist, and creator of the opening ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, embarks on an artistic and personal challenge: a project using the least possible means—an experiment investigating personal and national identity through an optical illusion created by two isolated bodies on stage.