EXHAUST - 2009
SINGLE-CHANNEL VIDEO PROJECTION, SOUND,
LOOP 9 MIN.36”.
Several short video extracts from
YouTube; all are amateur video sound tests for car
exhaust pipes. The cars are ordinary cars, not “tuning” cars. Amongst the videos is a model for “Bertocchi Mufflers”. This pseudo-biographical but completely arbitrary and self-referential aspect is a recurrent element in the artist’s work. The useless roar of an engine, a polluting, wasteful, and expensive action – the dissipation of energy and how that relates to the existential condition today.