Gobi Test. Winter (The Gobi Test, or the Unbearable Charm of Mongolia)
Video, 00:22:00 min.
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp.
The Gobi Test consist of two complementary video’s signaling a quest for deeper meaning and more open space. Both Gobi Test. Summer (The Gobi Test, or the Unbearable Charm of Mongolia) from 2004 , and Gobi Test. Winter (The Gobi Test, or the Unbearable Charm of Mongolia) from 2005, exude the semi-documentary aura of a reality TV show reporting on daily life as it may still be lived on the vast steppes of the Russian Far East. They are empathetic amateur documents in which the artist further develops his programmatic interest in humankind and the animal kingdom in varying states of “wilderness”. Both works can be shown either separately or as films projected onto either side of one centrally located projection screen.
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