Sam Taylor-Wood

Strings

Sam Taylor-Wood

Strings

Year: 2003

Duration: 9 min 30

In Strings, the principal dancer of the London Royal Ballet, Ivan Putrov, is literally suspended in the air by imperceptible wires in the obscurity of the classical architecture of the Royal Opera House. Under the dancer’s naked body, four musicians play Tchaikovsky’s second movement for string quartet. In her videos, as in her panoramic photographs, Sam Taylor-Wood fixes a
situation, a scene, a moment. The apparent precariousness of the situation provokes a feeling of fascination in the viewer, coupled with troubling and distressing sensation induced by the fragility and vulnerability of body and being.

Sam Taylor-Wood

Strings

Year: 2003

Duration: 9 min 30



BIOGRAPHY

Born 1967, United Kingdom

Work in United Kingdom


VIDEO EXHIBITED AT (selection)

In Search of Global Poetry: Videos from the Han Nefkens Collection
28.07.2017 – 29.10.2017
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito
Montevideo y Luis Dávila, Montevideo, Quito, Équateur
http://www.centrodeartecontemporaneo.gob.ec/

In Search of Global Poetry: Videos from the Han Nefkens Collection
16.04.2017 – 09.07.2017 
He Xiangning Art Museum 
9103 Shennan Ave 
HuaQiaoCheng, Nanshan Qu 
518053 Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China 
http://www.hxnart.com/