Thursday, October 18, 2007

Off the Fence TV




Location: Tate Modern, Turbine Hall
Date: October 12, 2007
Time: 7:01pm
What: Silly young folk dance to their iPods over Shibboleth by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. Or, as it has come to be known, "Doris's crack".

To me, the crack symbolises all the disasters we are afraid will happen. (Climate change! Nuclear war! Housing bubble burst!) And so dancing over it was especially joyous.

Take that, pessimism! Even if we're cracking open like an egg, we're going to dance as the yolk comes dribbling out.

2 comments:

Anders said...

off the fence and on the crack...

Christine Estima said...

stop making your blog cooler than mine.