Samuel Beckett | The Centre Pompidou New Media Collection

Curators: Christine Van Assche, Ghila Limon
Nov. 27, 2010 - Jan. 22, 2011

Quad I and II, 1981, video, black and white, colour, 15:00 min.
Samuel Beckett

Arena Quad I & II features four hooded figures whose age and sex remain unidentifiable, and who are seen walking across an enclosed square, or quad, in a seemingly obsessive, ritualistic manner. The figures advance along an apparently random yet pre-established course, turning endlessly in what amounts to an incessant and unsuccessful effort to “exhaust space.”

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