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Bert Rodriguez

Breaking Down, 2007


4 minutes 36 seconds

Edition 4/5

Original Price: $2,000

Suggested opening bid: $500

This item has a reserve

Courtesy of the Artist and Fredric Snitzer gallery


Welcome to day five, the penultimate day, of the Artlurker Online Silent Auction. Each day this week we have auctioned a work by a different Miami based artist. Today’s lot is Breaking Down, 2007, a video by Whitney Biennial artist, Bert Rodriguez.

About this piece the artist says: “I randomly came across some images of myself crying. I wrote a melody and assigned each image one note from that melody.  Each time a particular image appears, it plays it’s corresponding note, creating a melody based on the order the images appear.  A system was devised to have the images begin in their natural progression and slowly disorganize, until the order is completely reversed.

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This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth

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