Marcha de elefantes – 1997 Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum, World Wide Video Festival
Amsterdam, 1997
Wall painting and web site

In 1997, Tom van Vliet (director of the World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam) selected Marcha de Elefantes for an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The work consisted of a webpage, showing a red toy elephant. Reflected on the surface of the elephant, one could see a sequence of images of miserable shacks, along a highway of south Madrid. The same elephant was then painted in a large format onto the wall of the museum, and the same sequence of images was projected on to the painting. The intention of the work, was to give a symbolic space to all those who have lost their homes

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