Sshtoorrty Or Short Story

Michael Snow

Canada 2005

Arsenal 2
10.02.-19.02 daily 14:00 (Eng. subtitles)

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"Working in 35mm, Snow wrote and staged a three ­minute scene in which an artist delivers a painting to his lover's apartment, where he is confronted by her jealous husband. This ultimately violent scene is repea­ted 12 times, folded over: The second half of the 'nar­rative' is superimposed over the first half." J. Hoberman

Because the loop takes place exactly 12 times, the work is presented in a cinema. But the daily repetition gives it the character of an art exhibition.


35mm, color, 20 minutes