Animate V, Art Parcours, Art 43, Basel
14 Jun 2012 – 17 Jun 2012
Simon Dybbroe Møller’s video installation Animate V, 2012 employs the Renault Avantime as a rambling witness of contemporary understandings of beauty. As an absurdist vehicle for collapsing the very idea of growth or constructiveness. Animate V is about a generation of left wing academics that thought of themselves as progressive. They all drove beautifully designed french cars. Cars that broke all the time. Cars that were a mirror of their lifestyle. Beautiful but inefficient, elegant but rusty, progressive but also unrealistic. Animate V is about how aesthetics became our main battleground.