Narrative Break

2013, 120 × 120 × 5 cm, four colour silkscreen print on polished stainless steel

Narrative Break
Narrative Break

‘Narrative Break’ recalls a scene in Bruce Lee’s posthumously released film ‘Game of Death’ when a stand-in for Lee looks into a mirror at a cut and pasted photograph of the deceased actors face. Within Code Duello, a duel with artworks conducted between Alex Farrar and Harry Meadley in 2012, the piece anticipates Meadley’s presumed desire to assume the role of Bruce Lee in the confrontation, with the suggestion that positioning himself in front of this work is the closest he will ever get to achieving his goal. In addition to the Bruce Lee thread which runs throughout the Code Duello project, Narrative Break introduces the comparison between Lee and Michelangelo Pistoletto’s work which recurs in Farrar’s penultimate work “Remember the enemy is only images and illusions, behind which he hides his true motives”.

Code Duello, 2014, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL.
Alex Farrar
Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom
☞ 23 – 25.11.18 Printing Plant Art Book Fair w/Rijksakademie, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam
☞ 23 – 25.11.18 Sound Art 2018 RijksOpen, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
☞ 7.2.19 – 10.2.19 art fair (solo presentation), Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☞ 16.2.19 – 7.4.19 solo exhibition, The exhibition will be titled after its installation, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☞ 11.9.18 – 14.1.19 guest artist-teacher, Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☝︎ 1.5.17 – 1.5.19 For two years my work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fund (Netherlands)
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