Art & Culture

Sarah Morris

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15 Sakura 2018
14 Finite and Infinite Games 2017
13 Abu Dhabi 2016
12 Strange Magic 2014
11 Rio 2012
10 Points on a Line 2010
09 Chicago 2011
08 Beijing 2008
07 1972 2008
06 Robert Towne 2006
05 Los Angeles 2004
04 Miami 2002
03 Capital 2000
02 AM / PM 1999
01 Midtown 1998

The artist is filming in a molecular biology lab in Kyoto. Shredded paper is in a clear plastic bag. She kicks the bag into the line of the camera. Intellectual property made in a confetti of genetic data. The scientist explains the confi- guration of companies that actually owns the copyrights and patents that surround the pluripotent stem cells. She makes a diagram in her mind. Timecode in the camera is 02:30:27. The artist creates a script from the cult book Finite and Infinite Games. She envisions a male voice reading her script in the empty, unused, and yet yet Elbphilharmonie hall in Hamburg. Convincing the poet to read her script, she says, "The building is just an excuse," as her taxi hurls up Sixth Avenue. The artist in a red skirt is in the middle of the Liwa desert. The sand is peach, beige, and red. The environment is seemingly apolitical, but British Petroleum designed an intricate subterranean plan to get the most out of the benevolent dictator. Timecode reads 12:28:04. The artist is in the middle, not the Bois de Boulogne. The prostitutes, the medieval, using the forest as their workplace in the middle of the city, are unaware of a museum going up 200m north. Niemeyer's manicure was immaculate in his building called Ypiranga, gripping the black leather wheelchair arms; he had become part of his flesh at age 104. He tells her she is "intense." The artist filmed her future address in Philip Johnson's Rolodex card for Paul Rudolph. 23 Beekman Place. The phone number is handwritten and reads 212-765-1450. 03:54:28 The lunch hour in Chicago was coming to an end, the long orange nails anxiously tapped on the edge of the bright green soda, hovering above her pastrami sandwich. Four women dance with enormous ribbons in an outdoor park in the days leading up to August 8, 2008 at 8pm, which was officially the beginning of the Olympic Games in Beijing. One can ignore the show. 04:26:02 An elegant Munich apartment with a sign that said "Intelligenz Systems Transfer." Dr. Georg Sieber, who was a choreographer who was in charge of the security for the Olympics of 1972, with a giant Pinocchio behind his desk speech bubble hanging from his ceiling. He resigned his post on the morning of September 5 at Black September. His plan was not being followed by the Germans. 02:00:00 The artist stands in a small studio above a double garage in Los Angeles. Robert Towne, legendary script doctor, says to her, "You are an anarchist trying to control the fantasy world." With these words he defines the director and the artist. 17:02:01 In Cuba Free is mixed by a bartender in Morris Lapidus's Fontainebleau hotel. Scarface was filmed there. Joan Didion points out the largest CIA operation inside Miami. A paper coffee cup in the room Room of the White House. The president is next to his enemies, engaging them in debate and dialogue. Timecode reads 02:01:04. There was no tripod for the camera in this situation at this time. She was unaware back then of how many situations she would place herself in. How many situations would be unfold and make an image, and a navigational tool; a chain of events, places, and people. A camera could be a weapon the secret service claimed. The camera was held on the same table President Clinton's coffee cup. 05:12:00 The artist looked at a monitor of a building that creates a fluorescent green. X. An American hotel bathed in green. The helicopter flew down the durational strip of Las Vegas, catching the turbulence of the vivid sprawl below. 05:00:00 A woman paces back and forth outside of a travertine building designed by Gordon Bunshaft. A cigarette is in her hand. A man with a briefcase. In the foreground, a woman in beige crosses the camera with a gold watch.

Sakura by Sarah Morris for INTERMISSION by L'Officiel ART

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