From Sweden to Canada

David Askevold, It's No Use Crying, 1972. Betacam, b&w.

David Askevold, It's No Use Crying, 1972. Betacam, b&w.

This watery, grainy image is what watching Askevold’s video looks like now, degraded from time and if watching it on a DVD, like I did, the analog to digital transfer adds another layer of “graininess” – for lack of a better word.

Urs Fischer, Kir Royale, installation view, Kunsthaus Zurich, 2004.

Urs Fischer, Kir Royale, installation view, Kunsthaus Zurich, 2004.

Either it’s always raining in Fischer’s 2004 installation, or maybe these are the tears of giants or a god – due to the slightly magical elements like the sword-in-the-stone sculpture seen on the right.

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