Jonathas de Andrade at the New Museum

Last week I visited the New Museum Triennial The Ungovernables. I was really taken with the work of Jonathas de Andrade, especially his video 4000 Disparos. He writes “One super-8 roll composed of anonymous male faces randomly captured, frame by frame, in the streets of Buenos Aires. The looping exhibition runs through this archive along with sound cycles of growing tension that combine urgency and past; yesterday and today; obsession and gesture repetition.” 4000 Disparos reminds me visually of William E. Jones’ Killed and also recalls some sonic aspects of Arthur Lipsett’s Very Nice, Very Nice. A hypnotic and powerful view.

Series of frames.

Film still.

My enjoyably low res series of images taken of the moving film in the gallery.

About Lisa Young

My hybrid studio practice includes installation, book, video, web, and photography. My projects examine the intersection of the pedestrian, the repetitive, and the imperfect with the transcendent, the beautiful, and the perfect. I am interested in the way that the repetitive action of accumulating and organizing can create its own poetics. I grew up in Illinois, completed the Whitney ISP program in 1996, and teach Interdisciplinary Synthesis at the Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA. You can see my work at

24. April 2012 by Lisa Young
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