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.