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24/11/2021 - 20/01/2022

New Work - Video


Candice Breitz - Digest

Digest is a multi-channel video installation that consists of 1,001 videotapes, which Breitz has permanently buried in polypropylene video sleeves. Each of the sleeves is emblazoned with a single verb excerpted from the title of a film that was in circulation during the era of home video, then painstakingly coated in black acrylic abstraction.

Digest hoards kilometres of unseen videotape in a monumental archive that serves to commemorate a now obsolescent VHS medium.

First debuted on the Sharjah Biennial in 2019, Digest was recently shown full-scale at the Akademie Der Künste in Berlin for the first time, to mark the installation’s completion in 2020.


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