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Alÿs, Francis, 1959-
For the web project, the artist has created an animation, available as a screensaver, as his response to the computer, the network, and the ubiquitous Windows metaphor. "The Thief presents a black field in which an obliquely angled window gradually is revealed, giving on to pure light. Emerging slowly from the penumbrous foreground recesses, the shadow of a figure approaches the window and nimbly clambers through. Some ambiguity surrounds this exit, however, for the final moments in this sequence can also be read in reverse so that the figure seems to fall forward, dropping out of sight into the uncharted nearer depths...."--Lynne Cooke from www.diacenter.org. Two floppy discs, one formatted for PC, the other for Mac.
Dia Art Foundation
New York City, New York
2 computer discs ; 3 1/2 in.
artists' books (books)storage devices (computer equipment)
For Rights information please contact Special Collections at the John M. Flaxman Library.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension.