December 05, 2006

They Shoot Horses

Phil Collins, this year's Turner prize nominee, often works in areas of conflict. In the video installation 'they shoot horses' he shows a disco dance marathon produced in Ramallah with a group of young Palestinians. The work?s title is taken from a 1935 novel by Horace McCoy and its film adaptation directed by Sydney Pollack. Both works focus on the American craze for dance marathons during the Great Depression, which became a form of popular entertainment.

Max joined the dance last Sunday at Tate Britain.

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Posted by mehrdad at December 5, 2006 06:02 PM | Videos |