Wednesday, February 23, 2005

9. Johanna Billing, Look Out! @ Kavi Gupta

Johanna Billing
Look Out!, 2003
05:20 DVD
Edition of 6

Maybe it went by quietly next to the roaring Angelina Gualdoni show in the larger gallery but this video was enticing. Groups of semi-punk/hip youths appear to be on a tour through model modern apartments in a semi-industrial neighborhood in Sweden. The apartments in Look Out! kind of look like the cube-tumors growing in my neighborhood. Every now and then the 'tourists' get a glance out the window and see a river littered with trash, warehouses, traffic, etc. This is an understated comment on architectural interaction and fit well next door to Gualdoni's painted fictional failings of structures.

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