Video art exhibit featuring American auctioneers?
October 9, 2011 9:58 AM   Subscribe

In 2000-2001, there was a video art exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It featured neatly dressed American auctioneers talking in that high-speed almost unintelligible way, quickly reciting the bids to an audience that wasn't there, in front of a variety of landscapes. One was a stocky woman in a business skirt two-piece set walking slowly at dusk with a dark building in the back. Can you find the artist's work? Or point me to the artist?
posted by Mo Nickels to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
Best answer: Doug Aitken is the artist. I saw that video piece in London some years earlier (it was very memorable), and IIRC, he's also done some more recent work with auctioneers. His website is here.
posted by grounded at 5:51 PM on October 9, 2011

Best answer: Hey! I installed that piece you saw! (used to be a museum technician). Small world.

grounded is right, Doug Aiken. The piece is called, IIRC, "These Restless Minds."

It's really beautiful.
posted by werkzeuger at 6:28 PM on October 9, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks! Much appreciated.
posted by Mo Nickels at 5:23 AM on October 15, 2011

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