MAKING WAVES TOWARDS POST-ART: A REPORT FROM ACT I OF SHARJAH BIENNIAL 13 – MOHAMMAD SALEMY

15 April, 2017 – Ocula

he Otolith Group, The Third Part of the Third Measure (video still), 2017. HD video, 50 minutes. Commissioned by ICA Philadelphia and Sharjah Art Foundation. Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawju (10 March–12 June 2017). Courtesy of the artists and Sharjah Art Foundation.

The Otolith Group, The Third Part of the Third Measure (video still), 2017. HD video, 50 minutes. Commissioned by ICA Philadelphia and Sharjah Art Foundation. Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawju (10 March–12 June 2017). Courtesy of the artists and Sharjah Art Foundation.

In the case of Otolith Group, an ambitious film installation titled Third Part of the Third Measure (2017) largely consists of a piece of complex music written by the late African American composer Julius Eastman. The two-screen film is a stunning live recording of Eastman’s score by four pianists whose bodies and hands are entangled in this difficult composition. In addition, by beautifully dramatising a specific introduction given by the musician during his residency at the Northwestern University, Illinois, in 1980, the work speaks louder than any work of art created after the election of Trump about our contemporary political condition and the future role of cultural producers in this moment.

MAKING WAVES TOWARDS POST-ART: A REPORT FROM ACT I OF SHARJAH BIENNIAL 13 – MOHAMMAD SALEMY

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