One of Francis Alÿs’ series of performative videos that politicize absurd or seemingly futile gestures, Paradox of Praxis 5 documents the artist’s nocturnal perambulations through Juárez as he kicks a ball of fire along the city’s desolate streets. Transcending metaphor, the eerie mobile conflagration traces out an imaginary map of a devastated city.

Wavelengths

Paradox of Praxis 5

Francis Alÿs

Playing as part of Santa Teresa and Other Stories preceded by Paradox of Praxis 5

Screenings

Wed Sep 16

Jackman Hall

Regular
6:00pm
Thu Sep 17

Scotiabank 5

Industry
1:45pm
Fri Sep 18

Jackman Hall

Regular
9:00pm