Online Screening V: filming dad’s ass while he’s chopping logs with his chainsaw by Max Göran & The Column by Adrian Paci
November 3–4, 2020
filming dad’s ass while he’s chopping logs with his chainsaw, 2018
Courtesy the artist
“I went to see my lumberjack dad, who I have limited contact with, out of interest in connections being made between right wing populism and working class affiliation. With the use of a camcorder I approach our relationship, tainted by political disagreement and different life circumstances. The lack of common ground becomes bridged through the camera, through him performing himself, and me capturing his image. A practice holding both violent and mending qualities.”
The Column, 2013
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, kaufmann repetto, Milan/New York
In his works, Adrian Paci explores the subjects of identity formation, geographical separation, and social dislocation. For the work on view, The Column, the artist traces the intercontinental voyage of a massive block of marble that is being carved into the shape of a classical Greek column by countless workers while en route from China to Italy. The video is dedicated to the stories of lives set afloat by the exploitative forces of globalization and the struggles to work on the high seas. It further examines the economic strategy, whereby time must be efficiently condensed to the point in which production coincides with delivery.