Paradox of Praxis 1 (Sometimes Doing Something Leads to Nothing)

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Werkleitz Jubiläums Festival 2013 Utopien vermeiden

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Film programme Streetism!
Paradox of Praxis 1 (Sometimes Doing Something Leads to Nothing)
MX 1997
Paradox of Praxis 1 (Sometimes Doing Something Leads to Nothing), 1997, © Francis Alÿs (Courtesy David Zwirner, New York / London)

In Paradox of Praxis 1 (Sometimes Doing Something Leads to Nothing) Francis Alÿs pushes a large block of ice a whole day long through the streets of Mexico. In the morning the block is big enough to be pushed by bending down, but after a few hours it must be kicked and at seven in the evening there is nothing left to evoke its former existence but a small puddle.

col, 5 min

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