Mar 15, 2018




Oliver Laric

(Austrian, b. 1981)

4K video, color, sound, 5 minutes 55 seconds; Edition 2 of 5 + 2AP

Judith and James Saks in memory of Lynn and Dr. Joseph Tomarkin Endowment 2015.68


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This work includes a piano cover of Justin Timberlake's Cry Me a River.


In this video we encounter a robot morphing into a car, an Egyptian statue accumulating detail, a snake becoming a dancing elephant (adapted from Dumbo), and a baby turning into an old man. Laric draws on distinct styles and traditions, including imagery from Russia, America, and Japan as well as the language of 1930s cartoons on up to the cyber aesthetic of more recent computer animation. This poignant exploration of evolution and the passing of time is set to a piano cover of Justin Timberlake’s 2002 pop hit Cry Me a River.

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