This at first sight a confusing scene was shot during a traditional feast that takes places once a year in the region of Batman, Turkey, by the Iraqi border. It stages a well know popular tale, mimed by the local population. As in his preceding videos, the artist’s primary strategy consists in encoding the reality, rather than in trying to reveal it in a straightforward transparent way. The combination of an intriguing backdrop – hills in the South-East of Anatolia - and the nature of the action – a folkloric scene – are mysterious at first; but the contents of the tale become clear soon enough. As implied by the title of the video, Any Time Prime Time , neither the time nor space in which this scene is happening interferes on the spectacle.
Artists : Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Darren Almond, Fikret Atay, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Thomas Hirschhorn, Hassan Khan, Jean-Luc Moulène, Moshe Ninio, Melik Ohanian, Anri Sala, Yorgos Sapountzis, Sean Snyder
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