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Sergio Prego
Tetsuo, Bound to Fail
Tetsuo, Bound to Fail
1998
Sergio Prego's video references the film Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), whose protagonist is a cult figure of Japanese fantastic cinema. Here Prego appears as a decadent superhero flying over the suburbs of Bilbao. Realising actions based on such random elements as jumps, explosions and jets of water into the air, the artist arranges 40 cameras in a circle in order to capture his actions from different viewpoints. Editing the sequences and showing one take after another, visible situations seem to override the laws of physics.
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original title
Tetsuo, Bound to Fail
year of acquisition
2002
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Taller de la Fundació
registration number
R.1911
date
1998
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Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
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Single-channel video, colour, sound, 17 min 30 s
Copyright
© Sergio Prego
original title
Tetsuo, Bound to Fail
registration number
R.1911
date
1998
year of acquisition
2002
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Audiovisual recording
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 17 min 30 s
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Taller de la Fundació
Copyright
© Sergio Prego
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