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Pulverous
2003
Video installation: overhead projection of digital video in 3 Data DVD (colour, silent)
Dimensions: Projection: 180 x 700 cm Variable dimensions
Reference: ACF0870
Edition: 4/4
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Pulverous is made up of three videos—along with their corresponding architectural structures—which show the interior of a warehouse stacked with food products. Several individuals are breaking and emptying the packages on the shelves. The scene is inspired in part by a Native American tradition, a ritual celebration where the host breaks valuable objects as a display of wealth. Although the scene has nothing to do with looting in an urban environment, the spectator cannot help but draw this connection while watching the images. Mik’s work is based on the logistics and mechanisms of seeing as well as on the relationship of bodies moving through space.

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