Francis Alÿs. When Faith Moves Mountains [+DVD]

On 11 April 2002, 500 volunteers gathered in front of an enormous dune on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, with spades in their hands. Their aim was to move the dune a few centimetres. This gigantic action, thought up and orchestrated by the artist of Belgian origin, Francis Alÿs, and the art critic, historian and writer, Cuauhtémoc Medina, is captured now in a book with a large number of photographs and texts by Susan Buck-Morss, Gustavo Buntix, Lynee Cooke, Corinne Disserens, Gerardo Mosquera and Augusto Monterroso. Interviews with Alÿs and texts by Medina round of this book-testimony, which is also a reflection on the mythical potential of collective actions, strength of will and the capacity to create stories that end up forming part of the oral tradition of nations. Accompanied by a 15-minute dvd.

cm 20×27; pp. 184; COL and BW; hardcover. Publisher: Turner, Madrid, 2002.

ISBN: 9788475066394 | 8475066399

ID: AM-10448

Product Description

On 11 April 2002, 500 volunteers gathered in front of an enormous dune on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, with spades in their hands. Their aim was to move the dune a few centimetres. This gigantic action, thought up and orchestrated by the artist of Belgian origin, Francis Alÿs, and the art critic, historian and writer, Cuauhtémoc Medina, is captured now in a book with a large number of photographs and texts by Susan Buck-Morss, Gustavo Buntix, Lynee Cooke, Corinne Disserens, Gerardo Mosquera and Augusto Monterroso. Interviews with Alÿs and texts by Medina round of this book-testimony, which is also a reflection on the mythical potential of collective actions, strength of will and the capacity to create stories that end up forming part of the oral tradition of nations. Accompanied by a 15-minute dvd.

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