Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In Tandem : Allora & Calzadilla

Clamor, 2006
© Allora & Clazadilla

This is an excerpt from an interview with Hans-Ulrich Obrist from Paris in December 2003.

Allora :
We just talked and talked and talked. We had infinite conversations for a long period of time. We were both seeing things together and reacting together and sharing all of our time together, so it just happened that we started to develop ideas and works together.

Calzadilla :
The fact that there is always another person with you, who sees things from a point of view that is not your own, means that there is always this questioning; and it is through this process of questioning that we developed our collaborative practice. I believe that generative self-questioning that is produced by a work is a very important dimension in art: the potential of a work of art to provoke the public into a space of individual questioning about a particular subject, about preconceived notions of truth, about the way one sees the world and the way one lives in it, about one's relationship to history, about one's relationship to other people and so on.

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