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A manifesto of the alternative

A manifesto of the alternative

Artist Gleb Kosorukov video work  The Loop of the Buttes Chaumont

is a manifest of the paradoxical approach of the artist to the conventional and mundane.

What first seems like a cinematographic trick turns out to be a radical gesture of violation of the natural human movement geometry, where artist leaves nothing to compromise. Film suggests that Status Quo may have a radically different viable alternative.

Single take 12 minute long video shows artist running the conventional runner’s track – 2.2 km loop along the edge of the park (park who has a history sometimes as dramatic as the history of Paris and Commune de Paris).

Gleb Kosorukov

Gleb Kosorukov

Gleb Kosorukov

About the Artist

Gleb Kosorukov was born in a closed city : a secret scientific centre for strategic nuclear research in Urals, Russia. After finishing National Research Nuclear Physics University in Moscow, he worked as a photographic journalist, covering Russia’s transition period for The New York Times and The Guardian. In 2000 he moved to Paris where he worked shooting fashion editorials for ID magazine and Russian Vogue, or SPOON among others. Since 2001 he has also been working on multimedia art and documentary projects, which currently occupy all of his time

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