Art Basel Art Unlimited

Art Basel Art Unlimited

Clemens von Wedemeyer
June 12, 2012 to June 17, 2012
Clemens von Wedemeyer Against Death 2009 35 mm film transferred to HD video, 9 min loop, Dialogues in English

Shot in 35mm film in a Barbican flat in London, an explorer tells his anthropologist friend

about an experience with a previously uncontacted group in the jungle and a ritual he

underwent which he claims granted him immortality. When his friend fails to believe him,

the explorer demonstrates his inability to die, and the scene seamlessly loops back to its

beginning. Like the endlessly repeating film, the explorer is frozen in a loop outside real

time due to his immortal status.