Saturday, 31 October 2009

Noble and Webster

This piece ‘Two fucking rats’ by Noble and Webster formed part of the Distortion exhibition curated by James Putnam at the Venice Biennale. It was housed in a beautifully crumbling building in the Fondamenta S Ana by a small bridge over a canal and we almost missed it in the rain. I have admired their work in books before but this was the first time I’d seen a piece. I like the way the rubbish is transformed by its shadow and things aren’t quite what they seem. The setting here was perfect in a small side room that could easily have housed rats.

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