Adrian Paci

The Column, 2013

Adrian Paci
The Column
Dimensions and medium
HD video, colour, sound, 25 min 40 s, 5/6
Artwork description
When Adrian Paci learned it was possible to have a marble sculpture carved on a “factory-ship” as it sailed from China to Europe, he set about capturing fascinating images of the five Chinese craftsmen who transformed a massive marble block into a classical Roman column over the course of their journey at sea. Projected in a dark room, The Column is the incredible, enlightening, and concise story of an ambitious art project, merging reality and fiction, timelessness and the transhistorical, East and West.

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